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Table 1 Healer characteristics by claim to cure HIV

From: Traditional healer treatment of HIV persists in the era of ART: a mixed methods study from rural South Africa

  Claims to cure Cannot cure Combined p-value
Gender (female) 29 (28%) 74 (72%) 94 (71%) 0.584
Type of Healer     0.418
 Sangoma 6 (15%) 28 (30%) 34 (26%)  
 Inyanga 32 (82%) 60 (64%) 92 (69%)  
 Herbalist 1 (3%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%)  
 Other 0 (0%) 5 (5%) 5 (4%)  
Length of time practicing 16.9 (11) 22.8 (15) 21.1 (14) 0.031a
Education Attainment 2.8 (3) 4.1 (3) 3.7 (3) 0.017a
Family from Mozambique 30 (77%) 64 (69%) 94 (71%) 0.348
Age (Mean, SD) 55 (10) 60 (15) 58 (14) 0.084
Number of patients past month (mean, SD) 8.7 (9.9) 4.8 (9.0) 5.9 (9) 0.031a
  1. astatistically significant