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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study subjects (N = 270)

From: Ocular bacterial infections at Quiha Ophthalmic Hospital, Northern Ethiopia: an evaluation according to the risk factors and the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates

Characteristic Number N = 270 Percentage (%)
Gender
 Male 119 44.1
 Female 151 55.9
Age (years) (mean (SD) = 37.8 22.9)
 Less than 16   
 16–30 58 21.5
 31–45 49 18.1
 46–60 64 23.7
 Greater than 60 51 18.9
  48 17.8
Residence
 Rural 158 58.5
 Urban 112 41.5
Occupation
 Preschool 30 11.1
 Student 40 14.8
 Housewife 43 15.9
 Farmer 91 33.7
 Governmental employee 34 12.6
 Self-employed 32 11.9
 Total 270 100
Educational level
 Preschool 30 11.1
 1–8 grades 66 24.1
 9–12 grades 34 12.6
 College and above 18 6.7
 No formal education 122 45.2
 Total 270 100