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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of nurses in Jimma zone public hospitals, southwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Predictors of job satisfaction among nurses working in Ethiopian public hospitals, 2014: institution-based cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic characteristics Number Percent
Working hospital Jimma University Specialized Hospital 271 85.8
Shenen Gibe Hospital 20 6.3
Limu Genet Hospital 25 7.9
Sex Male 156 49.4
Female 160 50.6
Marital status Married 137 43.4
Single 171 54.1
Divorced 7 2.2
Widowed 1 0.3
Working unit/ward Medical ward 53 16.8
Surgical ward 66 20.9
ICU 10 3.2
Major OR 20 6.3
Pediatrics ward 42 13.3
Gyn/obs (maternity) 22 7.0
Ophthalmology unit 12 3.8
Psychiatry ward 7 2.2
OPD 64 20.3
Chronic illness follow up clinic 20 6.3
Educational qualification Diploma nurse 197 62.3
BSc nurse 119 37.7
Total 316 100
  1. Gyn/obs gynecology/obstetrics, OPD outpatient department