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Table 4 Patients' rating of efficacy of herbal remedies

From: Perceived efficacy of herbal remedies by users accessing primary healthcare in Trinidad

Demographic factor n Believes that herbal remedies are effective n (%)
   Yes No Sometimes
Age Group     
16 – 30 49 47 (95.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.1)
31 – 45 65 55 (84.6) 5 (7.7) 5 (7.7)
46 – 60 73 62 (84.9) 3 (4.1) 8 (11.0)
Over 60 76 64 (84.2) 1 (1.3) 11 (14.5)
Non Response 2    
   228 (86.0) 9 (3.4) 26 (9.8)
   P = 0.036
Gender     
Male 71 63 (88.7) 0 (0.0) 8 (11.3)
Female 194 167 (86.1) 9 (4.6) 18 (9.3)
   230 (86.8) 9 (3.4) 26 (9.8)
   NS
Annual Income ($US)     
< 3,999 132 114 (86.4) 7 (5.3) 11 (8.3)
4,000 – 9,999 91 76 (83.5) 2 (2.2) 13 (14.3)
10,000 – 14,999 13 13 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
> 15,000 9 7 (77.8) 0 (0.0) 2 (22.2)
Non Response 20    
   210 (79.3) 9 (3.4) 26 (9.8)
   NS
Years of formal education     
None 19 19 (84.2) 1 (5.3) 2 (10.5)
≤ 7 years 121 99 (81.8) 7 (5.8) 15 (12.4)
> 7 years ≤ 12 years 94 85 (90.4) 1 (1.1) 8 (8.5)
> 12 years 25 24 (96.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.0)
Non Response 6    
   224 (84.5) 9 (3.4) 26 (9.8)
   NS
Ethnicity*     
African 69 61 (88.4) 0 (0.0) 8 (11.6)
Asian Indian 120 97 (80.8) 9 (7.5) 14 (11.7)
Mixed 74 70 (94.6) 0 (0.0) 4 (5.4)
Other 1 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Non Response 1    
   229 (86.4) 9 (3.4) 26 (9.8)
   NS
  1. * NS- not a significant predictor variable in stepwise regression model