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Table 1 Top Reasons for Taking Traditional Medicinea

From: Traditional medicine usage among adult women in Ibadan, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

ReasonNumberPercentage (95% CI)
Fever34040.0 (36.8–43.5)
Jedi-jedi/Pile24528.9 (25.8–32.0)
Malaria465.41 (3.99–7.15)
Pregnancy323.76 (2.59–5.27)
Stomachache303.53 (2.39–5.00)
Prevention of Disease202.35 (1.44–3.61)
Backache151.76 (0.99–2.89)
Typhoid Fever151.76 (0.99–2.89)
Hypertension111.29 (0.65–2.30)
Dysentery91.05 (0.49–2.00)
Headache80.94 (0.41–1.84)
Diabetes70.82 (0.33–1.69)
Fertility70.82 (0.33–1.69)
Body Ache60.71 (0.26–1.53)
Ulcer50.59 (0.19–1.37)
Body Weakness40.47 (0.13–1.20)
Leg Pain40.47 (0.13–1.20)
Other Diseases40.47 (0.13–1.20)
Menstrual Problems40.47 (0.13–1.20)
Anemia30.35 (0.07–1.03)
Asthma30.35 (0.07–1.03)
Chest Pain30.35 (0.07–1.03)
Diarrhea30.35 (0.07–1.03)
Toothache30.35 (0.07–1.03)
Cold20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Fibroid20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Neck Pain20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Laxative20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Rash20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Cough20.24 (0.03–0.85)
Arthritis10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Breast Pain10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Deworming10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Epilepsy10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Mastitis10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Finger Numbness10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Tumor10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Dizziness10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Throat Pain10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Oily Food Protection10.12 (0.00–0.65)
Well-being10.12 (0.00–0.65)
  1. aTotal percent does not add up to 100% as some women reported multiple reasons for TM use