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Table 1 Frequencies of categorical socio-demographic variables

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in coronary heart disease patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Categories Numbersa %
Gender Male 86 67.2
Female 42 32.8
Birthplace Palestine 122 95
Outside 6 5
Place of residency Village 68 53.6
City 44 34.7
Refugee camp 16 11.9
Age intervals <  35 2 1.8
36–50 19 15
51–65 64 49.6
>  65 43 33.6
Work status Not working 61 48
Government employee 17 13.6
Private sector employee 19 14.4
Retired 31 24
Monthly income Less than 2000 NIS 67 52.2
2000–5000 NIS 49 38.1
5000–10,000 NIS 8 6.2
More than 10,000 NIS 4 3.5
Educational level High school 85 66.7
Diploma 19 15
Bachelor’s degree 23 17.5
Higher studies 1 .8
Smoking status Smoker 55 42.9
Non-smoker 73 57.1
Obesity Underweight 1 .9
Normal 31 24.1
Overweight 54 42.0
Obese 42 33.0
  1. NIS: new Israeli shekel (1 New Israeli Shekel = 0.29 US Dollar)
  2. aThere were missing data on some of the variables