Table 2

Social and demographic characteristics of hypertensive traditional medicine users (N= 28)
Variable Frequency Percent
Sex
  Male 5 17.9%
  Female 23 82.1%
Age in years*
  < 44 years 0 0.0%
  45-54 years 7 25.9%
  55 -64 years 15 55.6%
   65+ years 5 18.5%
Marital Status
  Married / Cohabitating 8 28.6%
   Divorced / Separated / Widowed 13 46.2%
  Single 7 25.0%
Highest formal education completed
   No education / Primary school 8 28.6%
  Secondary school 19 67.9%
  Vocational / Tertiary 1 3.6%
Employment status
  Working full time / Part time 1 3.6%
  Unemployed / Looking for a job 13 46.2%
  Retired / Other 14 50.0%
Religion
  Christian 24 85.7%
  Traditional / No religion / Other 4 14.3%

*Missing data: The 'age' variable has 1 missing case.

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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