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Research Article

Ayurveda: Between Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine

Table 1

Sociodemographic data.

ParametersTherapistsPatientsTotal value

Number of patients (%)70 (50.0%)70 (50.0%)140 (100%)
Age0.296
306 (11.6%)2 (2.9%)10 (7.2%)
 30–5042 (60.9%)50 (71.4%)92 (66.2%)
5019 (27.5%)18 (25.7%)37 (26.6%)
Gender0.693
 Male18 (25.7%)16 (22.9%)34 (24.3%)
 Female52 (74.3%)54 (77.1%)106 (75.7%)
Education0.923
 Secondary school 5 (7.1%)5 (7.1%)10 (7.1%)
 Junior high school16 (22.9%)19 (27.1%)35 (25.0%)
 High school13 (18.6%)11 (15.7%)24 (17.1%)
 University/college 31 (44.3%)28 (40.0%)59 (42.1%)
 Others5 (7.1%)7 (10.0%)12 (8.6%)
Actual profession<0.001
 Medical doctor24 (34.8%)9 (12.9%)33 (23.7%)
 Alternative practitioner5 (7.2%)0 (0%)5 (3.6%)
 Ayurveda therapist22 (31.9%)11 (15.7%)33 (23.7%)
 Yoga instructor3 (4.3%)1 (1.4%)4 (2.9%)
 Psychologist1 (1.4%)0 (0%)1 (0.7%)
 Medical associated profession3 (4.3%)3 (4.3%)6 (4.3%)
 Others11 (15.9%)46 (65.7%)57 (41.0%)
Income ( per month)0.233
 <100017 (25.0%)7 (10.3%)24 (17.6%)
 1000–150011 (16.2%)11 (16.2%)22 (16.2%)
 1500–20009 (13.2%)12 (17.6%)21 (15.4%)
 2000–25007 (10.3%)6 (8.8%)13 (9.6%)
 >250016 (23.5%)17 (25.0%)33 (24.3%)
 Unknown8 (11.8%)15 (22.1%)23 (16.9%)
Number of children0.653
 028 (40.0%)34 (49.3%)62 (44.6%)
 111 (15.7%)11 (15.9%)22 (15.8%)
 ≥231 (44.3%)24 (34.7%)55 (39.6%)
Location (number of inhabitants)0.806
 <500010 (14.3%)8 (11.6%)18 (12.9%)
 5000–50 00018 (25.7%)17 (24.6%)35 (25.2%)
 50 000–100 00011 (15.7%)8 (11.6%)19 (13.7%)
 >100 00029 (41.4%)35 (50.7%)64 (46.0%)
 Unknown2 (2.9%)1 (1.4%)3 (2.2%)

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