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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Women Interviewed (n = 18)

From: Herbal medicine: women's views, knowledge and interaction with doctors: a qualitative study

Demographic Number
Ethnicity: White British 18
Age (years)  
   20–29 5
   30–39 1
   40–49 3
   50–59 7
   60–69 2
Mean age 44 years
Socio-economic class*  
1 6
2 7
3 5
*According to national statistics socio-economic classification [19]  
Source of recruitment  
   Book club 7
   Therapy centre 4
   Yoga classes 7
Where herbal information sought*  
   Friends 11
   Magazines 9
   Books 6
   None 5
   Internet 4
*10 respondents used more than one source of information.  
Where herbal medicine accessed*  
   Herbal practitioner 4
   Over the counter:  
Health food shop 12
Pharmacy 4
Supermarket 1
Mail order 4
*6 respondents used more than one source