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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population (N = 267)

From: Ethnopharmacological survey of home remedies used for treatment of hair and scalp and their methods of preparation in the West Bank-Palestine

Variable n (%)a
Age (year)
 16–29 129 (48.3)
 30–39 67 (25.1)
 40–49 50 (18.7)
 50–59 17 (6.4)
  ≥ 60 4 (1.5)
Education
 Illiterate level 6 (2.2)
 Elementary or preparatory level 23 (8.6)
 Secondary level 70 (26.2)
 University level 168 (62.9)
Income
 Low 14 (5.2)
 Medium 229 (85.8)
 High 24 (9.0)
Material status
 Single 115 (43.1)
 Married 144 (53.9)
 Others (divorced or widow) 8 (3.0)
Place of residence
 City 116 (43.4)
 Village 145 (54.3)
 Refugee camp 6 (2.2)
Knowledge of natural products
 Media (TV, Radio, Journals...etc) 46 (17.2)
 Relatives and friends 108 (40.4)
 Attarine (herbalists) 11 (4.1)
 Physicians 2 (0.7)
 Pharmacists 11 (4.1)
 Internet 88 (33.0)
 Other sources 1 (0.4)
Obtainment of the natural products
 Attarine (herbalists) 194 (72.7)
 Pharmacies 32 (12.0)
 Friends 3 (1.1)
 Wild and nature 38 (14.2)
  1. aData are presented as frequency (percent) from the total population studies (N = 267)