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Table 1 Socio-demographic determinants of patient satisfaction with health care provider interaction at public health centres, central Ethiopia, January 2009

From: Determinants of satisfaction with health care provider interactions at health centres in central Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

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