Table 1

Demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of the study population (n=600)

Characteristic% of Total
Age (years)
 ≤2518.0
 26–4543.2
 ≥4638.8
Gender
 Men49.2
 Women50.8
Healthcare setting
 Inpatient39.0
 Outpatient61.0
 Public72.0
 Private28.0
Geographical area
 Urban52.8
 Rural47.2
Education
 Illiteracy38.0
 Below university34.3
 University and higher27.7
Average monthly expenses (Egyptian pounds)
 ≤50037.3
 501–100035.9
 >100026.9
Employment
 Unemployed48.2
 Manual10.2
 Skilled15.2
 Semi-professional7.7
 Professional18.8
Electricity
 Yes94.3
 No5.7
Water supply
 Yes99.5
 No0.5