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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the patients

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis in Trinidad: A descriptive study

Variable Number Percent
Sex
 Male 50 49.5
 Female 51 50.5
Age (y)   
  < 20 1 1.0
 21–30 5 5.0
 31–40 12 11.9
 41–50 27 26.7
 51–60 28 27.7
  > 60 28 27.7
Marital status
 Single 18 17.8
 Married 52 51.5
 Widowed 15 14.9
 Divorced 9 8.9
 Common law 7 6.9
Ethnicity
 Afro-Trinidadian 30 29.7
 Indo-Trinidadian 63 62.4
 Other (including mixed) 8 7.9
Highest level of education
 Up to primary 41 40.6
 Secondary 49 48.5
 Tertiary 11 10.9
Employment status
 Employed 16 15.8
 Unemployed 85 84.2
Religion
 Hindu 30 29.7
 Islam 8 7.9
 Christian 44 43.6
 Other 17 16.8
 None 2 2.0