Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Sociodemographic predictors of concurrent usage of orthodox and herbal medicines.

VariableSubgroupHave you ever used herbal and orthodox medicines concurrently?% of concurrent users of HM and OM valueCrude odd ratio (95% CI)
YesNoTotal number

SexFemale239812119.00.9251.033 (0.531–2.008)
208810818.5

Age<30298711625.02.381 (1.183–4.793)
>31410011412.3

ReligionChristianity13678016.30.460.763 (0.373–1.563)
2911614520.0

Location219611717.90.7681.105 (0.569–2.145)
Rural229111319.5

Marital statusSingl20709022.2
Currently married208410419.20.0820.259 (0.057–1.185)
Ever been married227296.90.6080.833 (0.415–1.672)

Educational statusNo formal education8616911.60.3900.656 (0250–1.718)
Basic3212412.50.6280.714 (0.183–2.781)
Secondary12385024.00.3181.579 (0.644–3.374)
12607216.7

Employment 23769923.2
Self-employed15698417.90.3730.718 (0.347–1487)
Employed5414610.90.0860.403 (0.143–1.139)

Income statusLow 3515318518.6
Middle to high income8324020.00.8391.093 (0.464–2.576)

Place of seeking health238911220.5
Herbal clinic209811816.90.4860.790 (0.406–1.535)

Ref: reference variable, tatistically significant, and nemployed, students, housewives, and retirees were grouped as unemployed, while private and public sector workers were considered as employed.