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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by country

From: Prevalence and factors associated with the use of alternative (folk) medicine practitioners in 8 countries of the former Soviet Union

Categories Armenia Belarus Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Moldova Russia Ukraine
  (N=1867) (N=1770) (N=1664) (N=1741) (N=1877) (N=1816) (N=3735) (N=2171)
Age % % % % % % % %
18-39 years 39.5 38.1 34.2 50.0 54.8 36.2 38.6 33.0
40-64 years 41.4 42.2 48.1 39.1 34.5 45.8 43.4 43.1
≥65 years 19.1 19.7 17.7 11.0 10.7 18.1 18.1 23.9
Sex         
Male 40.3 44.4 43.0 44.5 45.5 45.0 43.3 38.6
Education         
High 25.8 19.5 40.0 25.9 26.8 19.4 25.7 24.6
Marital status         
Married 69.2 62.3 68.5 67.6 71.6 70.9 62.9 62.4
Single 13.9 14.0 14.8 15.8 15.1 8.2 13.8 10.9
Divorced/widowed 17.0 23.8 16.7 16.7 13.3 20.9 23.3 26.7
Setting         
Rural 38.9 30.7 41.9 47.4 59.8 58.0 27.2 32.0
Wealth         
Low 46.8 9.7 37.9 11.1 18.9 25.6 13.2 29.3
Middle 50.0 68.7 53.4 65.0 65.5 63.7 62.0 58.4
High 3.3 21.6 8.7 23.8 15.6 10.7 24.8 12.3
Trust in doctors         
Distrust 30.9 22.5 31.0 28.4 20.8 30.4 29.0 38.2
Distance to health facility        
≥5 km 10.8 8.8 6.6 5.6 10.7 1.9 5.9 9.2