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Table 3 Demographics of Traditional Medicine Users and Non-Users

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

DemographicsTM Users n (%)Non-Users n (%)nP-value
Monthly Income
  < $40129 (75.9%)41 (24.1%)6710.051
 $40–$100160 (84.7%)29 (15.3%)
 $100–$160130 (82.8%)27 (17.2%)
 $160+132 (85.2%)23 (14.8%)
Age Category
 17–2990 (73.2%)33 (26.8%)7310.13
 30–39194 (84.4%)36 (15.7%)
 40–49124 (81.6%)28 (18.4%)
 50–5981 (82.7%)17 (17.3%)
 60+107 (83.6%)21 (16.4%)
Education
 None116 (88.5%)15 (11.5%)6880.014
 Primary272 (83.7%)53 (16.3%)
 Secondary114 (75.0%)38 (25.0%)
 Vocational/Tech15 (71.4%)6 (28.6%)
 College and Above46 (78.0%)13 (22.0%)
Ethnicity
 Yoruba423 (86.7%)65 (13.3%)733< 0.001
 Ibo16 (55.2%)13 (44.8%)
 Hausa122 (73.5%)44 (26.5%)
 Other37 (74.0%)13 (26.0%)
Occupation
 None34 (77.3%)10 (22.7%)7190.011
 Housewife44 (78.6%)12 (21.4%)
 Trader391 (85.4%)67 (14.6%)
 Farmer4 (100%)0 (0%)
 Artisan67 (75.3%)22 (24.7%)
 Professional35 (81.4%)8 (18.6%)
 Other15 (60.0%)10 (40.0%)
Current BMI
 Underweight28 (84.8%)5 (15.2%)7300.93
 Normal221 (81.5%)50 (18.5%)
 Overweight180 (80.4%)44 (19.6%)
 Obese166 (82.2%)36 (17.8%)
Marital Status
 Married487 (83.4%)97 (16.6%)7310.082
 Widowed81 (75.0%)27 (25.0%)
 Divorced/Separated10 (83.3%)2 (16.7%)
 Never Married19 (70.4%)8 (29.6%)
Weight Change
 Significant Gain15 (53.6%)13 (46.4%)732< 0.001
 Little Gain100 (74.1%)35 (25.9%)
 About the same320 (84.4%)59 (15.6%)
 Little Loss144 (85.2%)25 (14.8%)
 Significant Loss18 (85.7%)3 (14.3%)
  1. Reported p-values were calculated from Wilcoxon Rank-Sum tests for Income, Age, Education, BMI, and Weight Change (over the last year) and from Chi-Square tests for Occupation, Marital Status and Ethnicity.