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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients with thyrotoxicosis at the endocrine clinic, ACSH from December, 2017 to June, 2018

From: Thyrotoxicosis and dilated cardiomyopathy in developing countries

Variables Frequency (N = 200) Percentage (95 % CI)
Sex
 Female 178 89.0 (83.8–93.0)
 Male 22 11.0 (7.0-16.2)
Age (in years)
 18–40 83 41.5 (34.6–48.7)
 41–60 80 40.0 (33.1–47.1)
 > 60 37 18.5 (13.4–24.6)
Residence
 Urban 100 50 (42.9–57.1)
 Rural 100 50 (42.9–57.1)
Educational status
 Higher education 30 15.0 (10.4–20.7)
 Secondary school 25 12.5 (8.3–17.9)
 Primary school 18 9.0 (5.4–13.9)
 Able to read and write 10 5.0 (2.4-9.0)
 Unable to read and write 117 58.5 (51.3–65.4)
Income
 < 1000 ETB (< 20 USD) 106 53.0 (45.8–60.1)
 1000–3000 ETB (20–60 USD) 46 23.0 (17.4–29.5)
 > 3000 ETB (> 60 USD) 48 24.0 (18.3–30.5)
Primary diagnosis
 Toxic multinodular goiter 102 51.5 (44.3–58.6)
 Toxic nodular goiter 75 37.5 (30.8–44.6)
 Graves’ disease 18 9.0 (5.4–13.9)
 Other 5 2.5 (0.8–5.7)
  1. ETB Ethiopian birr, USD United States Dollar