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Research Article

Traditional Medicine and Its Role in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: “Patients’ and Herbalists’ Perspectives”

Table 8

Sociodemographic characteristics of participants in the quantitative component of the study in relation to their preferred type of treatment.

VariablesTreatment choice
ConventionalTraditionalConventional &
traditional
P-Value

Gender
Male17(37.0)4(33.3)26(31.7)0.83
Female29(63.0)8(66.7)56(68.3)

Age (years)
21-406(13.0)3(25.0)5(6.1)0.05
41-6017(37.0)5(41.7)49(59.8)
>6023(50.0)4(33.3)28(34.1)

Marital status
Never married6(13.0)04(4.9)0.43
Married or cohabiting30(65.2)8(66.7)64(78.0)
Separated or divorced2(4.3)1(8.3)3(3.7)
Widowed8(17.4)3(25.0)11(13.4)

Education
Never went to school01(8.3)4(4.9)0.61
Primary school29(63.0)9(75.0)52(63.4)
Secondary school9(19.6)1(8.3)12(14.6)
College/ university8(17.4)1(8.3)14(17.1)

Employment status
Formal employment9(19.6)1(8.3)14(17.1)0.79
Self-employed19(41.3)7(58.3)44(53.7)
Retired officer10(21.7)3(25.0)14(17.1)
Unemployed8(17.4)1(8.3)10(12.2)

Duration of the disease
<1 Year4(8.7)04(4.9)0.76
1-5 years10(21.7)3(25.0)22(26.8)
>5 years32(69.6) 9(75.0.0)56(68.3)

Chi-square test (95% CI, p<0.05).

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