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Table 1 Socio-demographic and socioeconomic characteristics

From: The direct cost of dialysis supported by families for patients with chronic renal failure in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

  Number %
Age (Years)
 12 - 22 13 4,5
 23 - 33 60 20,7
 34 -44 77 26,6
 45 -55 73 25,2
 56 - 66 49 17
 67 and over 18 6,2
Sex
 Male 173 59,7
 Female 117 40
Occupation
 Public sector 50 17,2
 Private sector 35 12,1
 Self employement 37 12,8
 Students/pupils 18 6,2
 Housewives 53 18,3
 Retired 21 7,2
 Unemployed 76 26,2
Marital status
 Singles 6 2,1
 Married 186 64,1
 Divorced / Widowed 61 21,0
 Concubinage 37 12,8
Education level
 Not schooling 50 17,2
 Primary 46 15,9
 Secondary 122 42,1
 University 52 18
 Schooling in arabic language 20 7
Income periodicity
 No income 139 47,6
 Daily 33 11,4
 Monthly 102 35,2
 Trimestrial 12 4,1
 Annual 5 1,7
Level of income
 No income 139 47,9
 Lower than the minimum salary (34 664 Fcfa) 32 11,0
 34 664 to 100 000 Fcfa 31 10,7
 100 000 to 300 000 Fcfa 66 22,8
 300 000 to 500 000 Fcfa 15 5,2
 500 000 Fcfa and More 7 2,4
  1. The mean age of the study population was 44.3 ±14 years with extremes ranging from 12 to 82