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Table 1 Social-demographic factors related to the informants

From: Herbal remedies used for the treatment of infertility in males and females by traditional healers in the rural areas of the West Bank/Palestine

Variable Number of folkloric healers (N = 51) %
Gender, %
 Male 23, (45.1%) 45.1
 Female 28, (54.9%) 54.9
Education level, %
 Uneducated 52.9 52.9
 Elementary school 25.5 25.5
 Secondary school 21.6 21.6
Residency
 Bethlehem region rural areas 9 17.6
 Hebron region rural areas 7 13.7
 Jenin region rural areas 3 5.9
 Jericho region rural areas 16 31.4
 Jerusalem region rural areas 5 9.8
 Nablus region rural areas 3 5.9
 Qalqilya region rural areas 3 5.9
 Ramallah region rural areas 3 5.9
 Tulkarem rural areas 2 3.9
Age (mean ± SD) years 53.5 (19.6)  
Years of experience as a healer
 Between 1 and 10 years 1 2.0
 Between 11 and 20 years 8 15.7
 Between 21 and 30 years 7 13.7
 Between 31 and 40 years 27 52.9
 Between 41 and 50 years 6 11.8
 More than 51 years 2 3.9
The sources of traditional healer acquired knowledge
 Ancestors 48 94.1
 Books and magazines 2 3.9
 Internet 1 2.0