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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adult surgical orthopaedic in-patients

From: Diet satisfaction and associated factors among adult surgical orthopaedic inpatients at a teaching hospital in Lusaka province, Zambia; a hospital-based cross-sectional study

Variable N = 98 %
Age
  ≤ 30 years 27 27.6
 31–50 61 62.2
  > 50 10 10.2
Sex
 Male 79 80.6
 Female 19 19.4
Education level
 No formal education 9 9.2
 Primary 45 45.9
 Secondary 39 39.8
 Tertiary 5 5.1
Marital status
 Married 62 63.3
 Not married 36 36.7
Length of stay
 3–7 days 21 21.4
 8–16 days 36 36.7
  > 16 days 41 41.8
Occupation
 Formal 14 14.3
 Informal 68 69.4
 Unemployed 16 16.3
Monthly income
   ≤ K1000 39 39.8
  K1001 – K2000 33 33.7
  K2001 – K3000 13 13.3
  K3001 – K4000 2 2
   ≥ K4001 11 11.2
Common orthopaedic injuries
 Fractures 45 45.9
 Dislocations 18 18.4
 Soft tissue injuries 24 24.5
 Malformed bones 6 6.1
 others 5 5.1
  1. K stands for Zambian Kwacha