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Table 1 Number of traditional practitioners with demographic data

From: Non-codified traditional medicine practices from Belgaum Region in Southern India: present scenario

Age Gender Literary rate Religion
  Nc Male Female Illiterate Primary High school Higher education Hindu Muslim Christian, Jain and others
  (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%) Nc (%)
20-30 5 (3.6%) 5 (3.6%) Nil Nil Nil 3 (2.1%) 2 (1.4%) 4 (2.9%) 1 (0.7%) Nil
31-40 18 (12.9%) 15 (10.7%) 3 (2.1%) Nil 6 (4.3%) 9 (6.4%) 3 (2.1%) 13 (9.3%) 4 (2.9%) 1 (0.7%)
41-50 23 (16.4%) 20 (14.3%) 3 (2.1%) 2 (1.4%) 6 (4.3%) 9 (6.4%) 6 (4.3%) 18 (12.9%) 4 (2.9%) 1 (0.7%)
51-60 38 (27.1%) 34 (24.3%) 4 (2.9%) 3 (2.1%) 18 (12.9%) 4 (2.9%) 13 (9.3%) 30 (21.4%) 4 (2.9%) 4 (2.9%)
61-70 34 (24.3%) 31* (22.1%) 3 (2.1%) 18 (12.9%) 7 (5.0%) 5 (3.6%) 4 (2.9%) 30 (21.4%) 03 (2.1%) 1 (0.7%)
71 and above 22 (15.7%) 21* (15.00%) 1 (0.7%) 9 (6.4%) 8 (5.7%) 4 (2.9%) 1 (0.7%) 22 (15.7%) Nil Nil
Total 140 (100.0%) 126 (90.0%) 14 (10.0%) 32 (22.9%) 45 (32.1%) 34 (24.3%) 29 (20.7%) 117 (83.6%) 16 (11.4%) 07 (5.00%)
  1. Nc – Number of traditional practitioners; (%) - Represent calculated percent value of traditional practitioner in each category; *Death of practitioner in the age group (3 each).