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Table 2 Overview of the different aims for the use of HM for all focus groups. The numbers represent the absolute frequency of mentioning a specific aim with multiple answers being possible

From: Why people use herbal medicine: insights from a focus-group study in Germany

Aims Young (n = 13) Middle-Aged (n = 17) Elderly (n = 16) Total
Promote health 4 4
Prevent chronic or acute illness 1 4 8 13
Treat chronic or acute illness 12 18 19 49