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Table 2 Effect of economic status on the action taken against illness, Berta ethnic members Assosa Zone, June-July 2006

From: Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia

  Economic status
Action taken N (%) Low Middle High Total
No action taken 32 (58.2) 17 (30.9) 6 (10.9) 55 (100.0)
Went to healers 17 (85.0) 2 (10.0) 1 (5.0) 20 (100.0)
Used home made remedies 3 (50.0) 1 (16.7) 2 (33.3) 6 (100.0)
Went to health institutions 239 (48.9) 188 (38.4) 62 (12.7) 489 (100.0)
Total 291 (51.1) 208 (36.5) 71 (12.5) 570 (100.0)