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Table 2 Association of different sociodemographic variables with the use of medicinal plants

From: Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used by patients with psoriasis in the West Bank of Palestine

Sociodemographic variable Number of patients Percent Users of medicinal plants Nonuser of medicinal plants χ2 or Fisher’s Exact Test P value Correlation P value
Age (years)
 < 40 79 53.0 26 53 31.2 <0.001 0.458 <0.01
 ≥ 40 70 47.0 55 15  
Educational level
 No formal education or primary school 35 23.5 20 15 0.14 0.85 −0.031 0.7
 Higher education 114 76.5 61 53
Monthly household income
 Low 57 38.3 49 8 37.2 <0.001 −0.499 <0.001
 High 92 61.7 32 60
Marital status
 Single 44 29.5 18 26 4.6 0.1 0.169 0.04
 Married 100 67.1 60 40
 Other (divorced/widowed) 5 3.4 3 2
Place of residence
 City 62 41.6 33 29 0.23 0.96 0.012 0.88
 Village 79 53.0 44 35
 Camp 8 5.4 4 4
Psoriasis stage
 Early 51 34.2 25 26 0.89 0.22 0.077 0.35
 Late 98 65.8 56 42
Period relapsed since diagnosis (years)
 < 2 70 47.0 37 33 0.12 0.73 0.028 0.73
 ≥ 2 79 53.0 44 35