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The prevalence of traditional herbal medicine use among hypertensives living in South African communities

  • Gail D Hughes1Email author,
  • Oluwaseyi M Aboyade1,
  • Bobby L Clark2 and
  • Thandi R Puoane3
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201313:38

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-38

Received: 11 April 2012

Accepted: 5 February 2013

Published: 18 February 2013

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Original Submission
11 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hude Quan
6 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kathryn King
26 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Gail Hughes
Resubmission - Version 3
26 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kathryn King
12 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hude Quan
24 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Gail Hughes
Resubmission - Version 4
24 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
5 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-13-38

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
South African Herbal Science and Medicine Institute, University of the Western Cape
(2)
Clark &, Associates Statistical Consulting
(3)
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape

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