Table 1

Demographic and health characteristics of participants

Rural

Urban

Characteristics

n = 13

n = 12


n

n

Marital Status

Married

2

1

Widowed

8

10

Divorced

2

Never Married

1

1

Manage on Income

No difficulty

11

11

Some difficulty

2

1

Education*

Lower

4

4

Middle

4

3

Higher

3

6

Health

Very Good

1

4

Good

6

7

Fair

6

1

Chronic conditions

Arthritis

1

3

Osteoporosis

3

4

Macular Degeneration

4

4

Glaucoma

3

1

Cataract

3

6

Heart Disease

3

2

Hypertension

8

7

Skin Cancer

4

4


*Lower (no school or some primary school), Middle (some high school), Higher (trade or tertiary qualification)

McLaughlin et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:34   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-34

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