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Table 1 Participant demographics (n = 116)

From: Herbal remedy knowledge acquisition and transmission among the Yucatec Maya in Tabi, Mexico: a cross-sectional study

Variable [Unit] Value
Age in years [Mean (SD)] 46.4 (17.2)
Gender [Percent]  
Male 45.7
Female 54.3
Literate in Spanish [Percent]  
Yes 69.8
No 30.2
Education [Percent]  
No formal schooling 15.5
Completed grades 1-3 46.5
Completed grades 4-6 31.1
Completed grades 7-9 6.8
Religion [Percent]  
Agnostic/Atheist 20.7
Catholic 45.7
Protestant 33.6
Livelihood [Percent]  
Homemaker 54.3
Full-Time Subsistence Farmers 31.9
Subsistence Farmers and Temporary Wage Laborers 12.1
Full-Time Wage laborers 1.7
Places of residence [Percent]  
Only Tabi 81
Other regional small towns 6
Regional cities (Merida or Cancun) 13
Farthest Distance Travelled in Kilometers as the Crow Flies [Mean (SD)] 254.5 (570.9)
Relative lifestyle scale [Percent]  
0 (Very traditional lifestyle) 1.7
1 3.4
2 26.7
3 22.4
4 24.1
5 19.8
6 (Very modern lifestyle) 1.7
Relative economic prosperity scale [Percent]  
1 (Very low relative economic prosperity) 8.6
2 31.9
3 34.5
4 20.7
5 (Very high relative economic prosperity) 4.3
Interest in medicinal plants [Percent]  
Very interested and interested 93.9
Neutral 0.9
Very uninterested and uninterested 5.2
Used most to treat common illness [Percent]  
Medicinal Plants 69
Pharmaceuticals 30.2
God’s Will 0.9
General course of action for common illness [Percent]  
Treat the illness at home 66.4
Visit a family member or acquaintance to treat the illness 3.4
Visit a traditional healer to treat the illness 0.9
Visit a conventional medical doctor to treat the illness 28.4
Have faith in God’s will 0.9