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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of nurses, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, March 2016, (n = 252)

From: Relationship between nurses’ perception of ethical climates and job satisfaction in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Oromia region, south west Ethiopia

Sociodemographic characteristics Frequency (N = 252) Percent (%)
Gender
 Female 134 53.2
 Male 118 46.8
 Total 252 100
Ethnicity
 Oromo 106 42.1
 Amhara 113 44.8
 Gurage 9 3.6
 Tigre 7 2.8
 Others (yem, wolayita, kefa) 17 6.7
 Total 252 100
Age
 20–24 years 48 19.0
 25–29 years 139 55.2
 30–34 years 58 23
 35–39 years 6 2.4
 40–44 years 1 0.4
 Total 252 100
Religion
 Muslim 42 16.7
 Orthodox 100 39.7
 Protestant 102 40.5
 Catholic 5 2
 Wakefata 3 1.2
 Total 252 100
Marital status
 Married 99 39.3
 Single 149 59.1
 Widowed 3 1.2
 Divorced 1 0.4
 Total 252 100
Educational status
 Diploma 136 54.0
 Degree 116 46.0
 Total 252 100
Working unit
 Medical 91 36.1
 Surgical 60 23.8
 Maternity 49 19.4
 Pediatrics 24 9.5
 Psychiatry 10 4.0
 Others (OPD, OR,ICU) 18 7.1
 Total 252 100
Salary
  < 2000 Ethiopian birr 105 41.7
 2000–3000 Ethiopian birr 45 17.9
 3000–4000 Ethiopian birr 93 36.9
  > 4000 Ethiopian birr 9 3.6
 Total 252 100
Work experience:
 6 month- 1 year 27 10.7
 1–5 years 204 81.0
 6–10 years 21 8.3
 Total 252 100
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