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Table 6 Association of gemstone use based on religious beliefs

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding gemstone therapeutics in a selected adult population in Pakistan

Variables Opinion that gemstone use for health improvement is based on religious belief (n = 400)
  Yes No Don't Know p-values
Age in years     
18 – 28 25 31 47 0.02
29 – 39 29 30 67  
40 – 50 25 9 45  
51 – 61 20 21 26  
62 – 72 11 7 7  
Socioeconomic Status     
< 5,000 Rs 13 11 21 0.008
5 – 10,000 Rs 16 20 58  
10 – 50,000 Rs 59 60 87  
> 50, 0000 Rs 22 7 26  
Education     
Can only read and write name 4 3 6  
Upto Class 8 0 0 22 < 0.001
Upto Class 12 36 29 58  
Graduate/Post graduate/Diploma 70 66 106  
Occupation     
Student 5 17 19  
Self-employed 12 16 44 < 0.001
Private Service 22 22 46  
Government Service 8 10 31  
Unemployed 4 1 1  
Retired 16 6 5  
Housewife 40 26 44  
Others 3 0 2