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Table 2 Utilization of AYUSH and traditional health practitioner in the past 12 months by state (N = 72,262)

From: Utilization of complementary and traditional medicine practitioners among middle-aged and older adults in India: results of a national survey in 2017–2018

State in India AYUSH practitioner Traditional/folk healer
% %
Jammu & Kashmir 1.2 0.2
Himachal Pradesh 5.0 1.5
Punjab 2.3 5.5
Chandigarh 0.9 0.8
Uttarakhand 2.4 3.2
Haryana 3.9 2.3
Delhi 1.1 0.0
Rajasthan 1.0 1.2
Uttar Pradesh 18.7 15.3
Bihar 8.1 24.3
Arunachal Pradesh 0.5 1.2
Nagaland 0.1 0.2
Manipur 0.9 3.2
Mizoram 0.2 0.2
Tripura 2.2 0.8
Meghalaya 0.4 1.2
Assam 0.9 0.2
West Bengal 6.9 16.1
Jharkhand 1.9 9.7
Odisha 1.6 0.4
Chhattisgarh 1.7 6.6
Madhya Pradesh 4.4 7.9
Gujarat 4.7 0.5
Daman & Diu 1.5 0.1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1.6 1.7
Maharashtra 13.8 0.3
Andhra Pradesh 0.8 4.0
Karnataka 6.3 1.9
Goa 2.1 0.3
Lakshadweep 0.9 0.0
Kerala 7.7 0.7
Tamil Nadu 0.9 0.1
Puducherry 1.8 0.0
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1.4 0.1
Telangana 0.2 6.0