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Table 1 Participants’ health status/setting

From: Perceptions of complementary and alternative medicine among cardiac patients in South Trinidad: a qualitative study

Date of interview Location of interview Identity no. Interviewee profile
20/02/12 Medical Centre P01 A 53-year-old man of East Indian descent lives with his wife and children in Barrackpore. He is a known hypertension and hypercholesterolemia patient with ischemic heart disease for 3 years. He had a heart attack in 2012 and underwent open heart surgery in 2012.
20/02/12 Medical Centre P02 A 63-year-old man of East Indian descent lives with his wife in Gaspairllo. He is known to have diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. He had a heart attack in 2010.
30/01/13 Medical Centre P03 A 78-year-old female housewife of mixed descent is a known diabetes and hypertension patient and lives with her family in Marabella. She has been experiencing recurrent palpitation for the past 3 years.
03/02/13 Home P04 A 53-year-old unmarried man (Participant) of African descent from Couva with a full time job has had coronary artery disease for about 2 years and experienced a heart attack in 2011.
03/02/13 Home P05 A 71-year-old man (Participant) from Chaguanas, who lives alone has had severe coronary artery disease and recurrent angina for at least 2 years.
04/02/13 Medical Centre P06 A 70-year-old woman (Participant) of East Indian descent, who lives in Penal with her granddaughter, is a known diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia patient with ischemic heart disease for about 2 years.
04/02/13 Medical Centre P07 A 63-year-old woman (Participant) of mixed descent from Barrackpore, who lives with her husband is a known diabetes and hypertension patient with ischemic heart disease for the past 4 years. She underwent an open heart surgery in September 2011.
05/02/13 Medical Centre P08 A 69-year-old woman (Participant) of Indian descent, who lives in Barackpore, is a known diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia patient with ischemic heart disease for more than 6 years.
05/02/13 Medical Centre P09 A 78-year-old widow (Participant) of East Indian descent from Princess Town who lives with her granddaughter is a known hypertension patient with severe aortic valve disease. She and underwent valve replacement in November 2012.
05/02/13 Medical Centre P10 A 67-year-old woman female vendor of East Indian descent is a widow who lives with her children in Freeport. She is diabetic, hypertensive, and asthmatic and has had ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (weak swollen heart) for the past 2 years.
30/01/13 Medical Centre P11 A 68-year-old male of East Indian descent is from Gasparillo and lives with his wife and children. He is a known diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia patient and has had severe coronary artery disease for about 2 years. He underwent open heart surgery in May 2012.
14/02/13 Medical Centre P12 A 29-year-old single man of African descent works part time and lives in Guapo. He is hypertensive and has had dilated cardiomyopathy (weak heart) for about 2 years.