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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients with cervical cancer at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Health-related quality of life and associated factors among cervical cancer patients at Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

VariablesNumber of patients (%)
Age category
 25–54230 (56.9)
 55–64120 (29.70)
  > 6554 (13.3)
Marital status
 Single5 (1.2)
 Married210 (52)
 Divorced69 (19.1)
 Widowed11 (29.0)
Religion
 Orthodox264 (65.3)
 Protestant78 (19.3)
 Muslim54 (13.4)
 Others2 (0.5)
Educational status
 Unable to read and write281 (69.6)
 Informal education28 (6.9)
 Primary education42 (10.4)
 Secondary education37 (9.2)
 Higher education16 (4)
Occupation status
 Government23 (5.7)
 Private10 (2.5)
 Merchant41 (10.1)
 Retired9 (2.2)
 Farmer144 (35.6)
 Housewife164 (40.6)
 Othersa13 (3.2)
Average monthly household income (Ethiopian Birr)
  < 600177 (43.8)
  > 600217 (53.7)
FIGO Stage
 Unknown11 (2.70)
 Stage I10 (2.5)
 Stage II132 (31.90)
 Stage III108 (26.70)
 Stage IV144 (35.60)
Duration of diagnosis
  < 12 months261 (64.6)
 1–5 years130 (32.2)
  > 5 years12 (3.0)
Comorbid conditions
 None345 (85.4)
 Hypertension20 (5.0)
 HIV/AIDS28 (6.9)
 Othersb10 (2.4)
Treatment taken
 None133 (32)
 Surgery15 (3.7)
 Chemotherapy16 (4.0)
 Radiotherapy171 (42.3)
 Surgery and Chemotherapy10 (2.5)
 Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy38 (9.4)
 Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy21 (5.2)
  1. Othersa = Housemaids, commercial sex workers and homeless
  2. Othersb = Diabetes Milletus, Peripheral Neuropathy, Anaemia