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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients from traditional healers

From: Traditional healing practices in rural Bangladesh: a qualitative investigation

Socio-demographic Characteristics n = 72 %
Sex Male 22 31
Female 50 69
Age 18–30 years 7 9
31–45 years 48 67
45 years 17 24
Religion Islam 27 38
Hinduism 37 51
Buddhism 8 11
Occupation Agricultural worker 11 15
Day laborer 8 11
Housewife 36 50
Small business men 12 17
Government and non-government service-holder 5 7
Monthly income (in BDT) < 10,000 45 63
10,000–20,000 19 26
> 20,000 8 11
Level of education No formal education 27 38
Primary 24 33
Secondary/Higher secondary 14 19
Tertiary 7 10
Duration of using services of traditional healers <  5 years 15 21
5–10 years 23 32
> 10 years 34 47