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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics

From: Perceptions of Ecuadorian indigenous healers on their relationship with the formal health care system: barriers and opportunities

Characteristic N (%)
Gender
 Female 80 (72,7)
 Male 30 (27,3)
Age (years)
  < 30 17 (15,4)
  30–49 51 (46,4)
 50–69 39 (35,5)
  > 70 3 (2,7)
Ethnia
 Kichwa 88 (80)
 Mestizo 2 (1,8)
 Shuar 20 (18,2)
Education
 Illiterate 11 (10)
 Primary 45 (40,1)
 High school 51 (46,4)
 Higher 3 (2,7)
Healer
 Yachay / Uwishin or Visionaries 10 (9,1)
 Midwife (“Parteras”) 65 (59,1)
 Herb-healer (“Hierbateros”) 26 (23,6)
 Bonesetter (“Sobadores”). 9 (8,2)
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