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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants attended Ambo public health facilities, 2014

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella and Shigella species isolated from diarrheic children in Ambo town

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPercentage (%)
Health InstitutionAwaro Health Center2410.0
Ambo Health Center3414.2
Ambo Hospital18175.7
ResidenceUrban16267.8
Rural7732.2
GenderMale12552.3
Female11447.7
Household workers≥121188.3
None2811.7
Domestic animals in the houseYes9740.6
No14259.4
Source of drinking waterTap water17071.1
Domestic well water135.4
River water4217.6
Public hand pump water145.9
Type of diarrheaWatery diarrhea4920.5
Bloody diarrhea3213.4
Mucoid diarrhea10041.8
Loose stool5824.3
Household member/room< 1.5 persons-per-room19882.8
> 1.5 persons-per-room4117.2
Antibiotics prescribed in last 4 weeksCotrimoxazoale104.2
Ceftriaxone20.8
Amoxicillin10.4
Metronidazole20.8