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Table 2 Preferred mode of treatment by Deb barma clan households

From: A survey of medicinal plants used by the Deb barma clan of the Tripura tribe of Moulvibazar district, Bangladesh

Household Number Total family member(s) Preferred mode of treatment Comments on preferred mode of treatment
Traditional (Tribal healer) Allopathic Homeopathy
1 12 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
2 6 + + - Prefers allopathic over tribal healer.
3 5 + + - Prefers allopathic for common diseases, tribal healer for paranormal diseases.
4 5 + + - Prefers allopathic for common diseases, tribal healer for paranormal diseases.
5 7 - + - Allopathic under all conditions.
6 10 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
7 7 + + - Prefers tribal healer for common diseases, allopathic for severe conditions.
8 8 + + - Prefers tribal healer first, if treatment fails then goes for allopathic treatment.
9 12 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
10 5 - + - Allopathic under all conditions.
11 8 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
12 4 - + + Prefers allopathic for life-threatening diseases, homeopathy for common diseases.
13 7 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
14 6 + + - Prefers tribal healer for common diseases, allopathic for life-threatening diseases.
15 4 - + - Allopathic under all conditions.
16 8 + + - Prefers tribal healer first, allopathic only if tribal healer fails.
17 4 - + - Allopathic under all conditions.
18 10 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
19 1 + - - Tribal healer under all conditions.
20 6 + + - Prefers tribal healer for common diseases, allopathic for life-threatening diseases.