Table 1

Social and demographic characteristics of traditional medicine users (N=135)
Variable Frequency Percent
Sex
  Male 38 28.1%
  Female 97 71.9%
Age in years
  ≤ 44 years 31 24.2%
  45-54 years 27 21.1%
  55 - 64 years 43 33.6%
  65+ years 27 21.1%
Marital Status
  Married / Cohabiting 68 50.4%
  Divorced / Separated / Widowed 40 29.6%
  Single 27 20.0%
Highest formal education completed*
  No education / Primary school 54 40.9%
  Secondary school 71 53.8%
  Vocational / Tertiary 7 5.3%
Employment status
  Working full time / Part time 22 16.3%
  Unemployed / Looking for a job 74 54.8%
  Retired / Other 39 28.9%
Religion
  Christian 110 81.5%
  Traditional / No religion / Other 25 18.5%

*Missing Data: The 'education' variable has 3 missing cases.

Hughes et al.

Hughes et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:38   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-38

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