Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Concurrent Use of Herbal and Orthodox Medicines among Residents of Tamale, Northern Ghana, Who Patronize Hospitals and Herbal Clinics

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents.

VariableSubgroupFrequencyPercentage

SexFemale12752.9
Male11146.3

ReligionChristianity8033.3
Islam15464.2
Traditionalist31.3

Age21145.8
21–3010443.3
31–404217.5
41–503313.8
51–60218.8
602510.4

Marital statusSingle9137.9
Currently married11146.3
Ever married3012.5

Educational statusNone7430.8
Basic2510.4
Secondary/technical5221.7
Tertiary7330.4

Location of growing upRural11748.8
Urban12250.8

Employment statusUnemployed3012.5
Students4518.8
Housewife2410.0
Private sector208.3
Self-employed8937.1
Public sector2811.7
Retiree20.8

Type of accommodation currently occupieSingle room in compound house13255.0
Chamber and hall in compound house6527.1
Self-contained apartment3615.0
Mansion41.7

sed as proxy to measure income level. Low income earners occupied single rooms and chamber and hall apartments. Those in self-contained apartments and mansions were middle to high income earners.