Table 1

Socio-demographic determinants of patient satisfaction with health care provider interaction at public health centres, central Ethiopia, January 2009

Socio-demographic Variables

No. (%)

p-value

Unstandardized B coefficient

95% CI for B


Sex

Male

367 47.8)

.002

-.314

(-.517, -.112)

Female*

401 52.2)

Age

.427

-.004

(-.013, .005)

Residence

Urban

290 (37.8)

.003

.261

(.090, .431)

Rural*

478 (62.2)

Ethnicity

Oromo*

693 (90.3)

Ahmara

57 (7.4)

.527

-.089

(-.366, .187)

Others

18 (2.3)

.155

-.352

(-.837, .133)

Religion

Orthodox*

429 (55.9)

Protestant

300 (40.1)

.162

-.105

(-.253, .043)

Others

39 (5.0)

.919

.018

(-.328, .364)

Marital status

Single

296 (38.5)

.002

-.314

(-.517, -.112)

Married*

426 (55.5)

Divorced

24 (3.1)

.233

-.264

(-.698, .170)

Widowed

22 (2.9)

.626

-.108

(-.545, .328)

Educational status

Cannot read and write*

240 (31.3)

Can read and write

123 (16.0)

.504

.077

(-.149, .303)

Grade 1-6

147 (19.1)

.175

.155

(-.069, .380)

Grade 7-12

207 (27.0)

.023

.282

(.038, .525)

Diploma and above

51 (6.6)

.233

.271

(-.175, .717)

Occupational status

Farmer*

286 (37.3)

House wife

158 (20.6)

.042

.227

(.008, .446)

Student

153 (19.9)

.389

.126

(-.162, .414)

Government employment

67 (8.7)

.923

.019

(-.375, .414)

Merchant

57 (7.4)

.387

-.141

(-.461, .179)

Others

47 (6.1)

.987

.003

(-.325, .330)


*References category (categories with highest frequency taken as reference categories)

Birhanu et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:78   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-78

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