Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Comparative Analysis of Ethnomedicinal Practices for Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders Used by Communities Living in Three National Parks (Korea)

Table 2

Ethnographical characteristics of three national parks.

CharacteristicsJNPGNPHNP

Gender
 Male67 (34.9%)36 (15.6%)31 (36.5%)
 Female125 (65.1%)195 (84.4%)54 (63.5%)
Average age72.9 (44~95)76.8 (52~93)78.4 (43~94)
Educational attainment
 Never attended school138 (71.9%)165 (71.4%)62 (72.9%)
 Attended school54 (28.1%)66 (28.6%)23 (27.1%)
Linguistics The pronunciation between the eastern and western communities on the Jirisan axis depicts dissimilar intonations.Numerous dialects  
different from the inland communities.
Food The local communities in the eastern region of Jirisan widely used the seed powder of Zanthoxylum piperitum (L.) DC. and the leaves of the Isodon japonicus (Burm.) Hara, while local communities in the western region did not consume these foods.Quite diverse from foods of the inland communities in regard to the recipe and ingredients.
Home economy Men usually support their families financially.Women traditionally support their families.