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Table 3 The prevalence of uninvestigated dyspepsia in relation to demographic variables among study participants in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeastern Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 318)

From: Uninvestigated dyspepsia and associated factors of patients with gastrointestinal disorders in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Variable Total (N) UD n (%) χ 2 p-value
Sex Male 145 67(46.2) 0.53 0.468
Female 173 87(50.3)
Age < 30 years 105 47(44.8) 0.96 0.618
30 to 49 years 149 76(51.0)
≥ 50 years 64 31(48.4)
Marital status Married 214 99(46.3) 3.00 0.223
Single 63 30(47.6)
Divorced/widowed 41 25(61.0)
Residence Rural 73 38(52.1) 2.83 0.242
Urban 194 87(44.8)
Suburban 51 29(56.9)
Occupation Gov,t 108 48(44.4) 9.96 0.076
Student 29 16(55.2)
Farmer 66 38(57.6)
Merchant 51 20(39.2)
Housewife 51 29(56.9)
Others 13 3(23.1)
Education No legal education 50 25(50.0) 0.62 0.893
Grade 1–8 74 38(51.4)
Grade 9–12 72 35(48.6)
College and above 122 56(45.9)