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Table 1 Frequency distribution of selected demographics per type of health care providera

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among health care providers regarding complementary and alternative medicine in Trinidad and Tobago

Variable Type of health care provider
Doctor
n (%)
Nurse Pharmacist Other Total
Response rate 77 (21.3) 172 (47.5) 30 (8.3) 83 (22.9) 362 (60.3)
Gender
 Male 45 (58.4) 10 (5.8) 12 (40.0) 45 (54.2) 112 (30.9)
 Female 32 (41.6) 162 (94.2) 18 (60.0) 38 (45.8) 250 (69.1)
Years of practice
  < 5 43 (55.8) 49 (25.8) 20 (66.7) 35 (42.7) 148 (40.6)
 5–10 8 (10.4) 46 (26.7) 3 (10.0) 10 (12.2) 67 (18.5)
 11–20 4 (5.2) 20 (11.6) 4 (13.3) 9 (11.0) 37 (10.2)
 21–30 7 (9.1) 16 (9.3) 2 (6.7) 8 (9.8) 33 (9.1)
 31–40 13 (16.9) 28 (16.3) 0 (0.0) 13 (15.9) 54 (14.9)
  > 40 2 (2.6) 13 (7.6) 1 (3.3) 7 (8.5) 23 (6.4)
Ethnicity
 Afro-Trinbagonian 11 (14.3) 63 (36.8) 1 (3.3) 8 (9.6) 83 (22.9)
 Indo-Trinbagonian 50 (64.9) 72 (42.1) 28 (80.0) 56 (67.5) 202 (55.8)
 Mixed 11 (14.3) 33 (19.3) 4 (13.3) 14 (16.9) 62 (17.1)
 Other 5 (6.5) 3 (1.8) 1 (3.3) 5 (6.0) 15 (4.2)
Religious affiliation
 None 1 (1.6) 10 (7.2) 0 (0.0) 3 (4.4) 14 (3.9)
 Islamism 9 (14.8) 8 (5.8) 6 (21.6) 5 (7.4) 28 (7.8)
 Hinduism 22 (36.1) 21 (21.0) 7 (30.4) 18 (26.5) 76 (21.0)
 Christianity 29 (47.5) 91 (65.9) 10 (43.5) 42 (61.8) 172 (47.5)
Religiosity
 Not religious 12 (16.7) 20 (11.8) 1 (3.3) 9 (10.8) 42 (11.6)
 Not very religious 22 (30.6) 59 (34.9) 14 (46.7) 31 (37.3) 126 (34.8)
 Very religious 33 (45.8) 87 (51.5) 15 (50.0) 40 (48.2) 175 (48.3)
 Extremely religious 5 (6.9) 3 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.6) 11 (3.0)
  1. aExcludes non-responses
  2. Data are the number (percentage)