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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of patients on total naso-gastric feed

From: Adequacy of energy, zinc and selenium intakes among adult inpatients receiving total naso-gastric tube feeding admitted to a Copperbelt province Referral Hospital, in Ndola District, Zambia

Characteristic N = 113 Mean ± SD
 Age in complete years n (%) 42.6 ± 11.4
  20–29 20 (17.7)  
  30–39 24 (21.2)  
  40–49 39 (34.4)  
  50–59 20 (17.7)  
  60–65 10 (8.8)  
 Total 113  
 Sex
  Male 48 (42.5)  
  Female 65 (57.5)  
 Total 113  
 Marital status
  Married 65 (57.5)  
  Single 21 (18.6)  
  Divorced 16 (14.2)  
  Widowed 11 (9.7)  
 Total 113  
 Level of education
  None 34 (30.1)  
  Not completed primary 41 (36.3)  
  Completed primary 5 (4.4)  
  Not completed secondary 13 (11.5)  
  Completed secondary 15 (13.3)  
  Attended tertiary 5 (4.4)  
 Total 113  
 Occupation
  Casual worker 53 (46.9)  
  House wife 7 (6.2)  
  Formal employment 16 (14.2)  
  Self-employment 19 (16.8)  
  Student 4 (3.5)  
  Other 14 (12.4)  
 Total 113  
 Monthly income
   < 1000 Kwacha 86 (76.1)  
  1000–2000 Kwacha 14 (12.4)  
  2001–5000 Kwacha 9 (8.0)  
   > 5000 Kwacha 4 (3.5)  
 Total 113  
  1. Note: 1000 Kwacha is equivalent to 100 USD