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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adult deaths in Dabat Demographic and Health Surveillance Site, northwest Ethiopia, 2007–2013

From: Tuberculosis and HIV are the leading causes of adult death in northwest Ethiopia: evidence from verbal autopsy data of Dabat health and demographic surveillance system, 2007–2013

Characteristics Category Number (%)
Sex Female 564 (52.1)
Male 518 (47.9)
Age group (years) Median = 60.1; IQRa (38.2, 73.4)  
15–24 122 (11.3)
25–49 273 (25.2)
> = 50 687(63.5)
Marital status single 115 (10.6)
married 546 (50.5)
widowed 289 (26.7)
divorced 116 (10.7)
separated 10 (0.9)
cohabitated 4 (0.4)
not known 2 (0.2)
Educational status uneducated 784 (72.5)
1–4 138 (12.8)
5–8 72 (6.7)
9–12 71 (6.6)
12+ 17 (1.6)
Occupational status Self-employed 801 (74.0)
student 41 (3.8)
public servant 41 (3.8)
unemployed 16 (1.5)
other 183 (16.9)
Place of death Home 899 (83.1)
Health institutions 100 (9.1)
Others 83 (7.7)
Climatic zone Mid- to lowland 726 (67.1)
Highland 356 (32.9)
Year of death 2007–2010 557 (51.5)
2011–2013 525 (48.5)
  1. a IQR Interquartile range