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Table 2 Informants’ knowledge in the Ambalabe rural community according to demographic variables

From: Medicinal plants used to treat the most frequent diseases encountered in Ambalabe rural community, Eastern Madagascar

   Total number of people interviewed Number of informants who cited frequent diseases Number of diseases cited (not cited) Total of species cited Percentage of total
Gender Men 104 58 6 68 82
  Women 89 36 5 (bilharzia) 45 54.2
Age group [16–25] 43 15 6 22 26.5
  [26–35] 38 20 6 28 33.7
  [36–45] 44 25 6 37 44.6
  [46–55] 34 21 6 40 48.2
  [56–65] 20 9 6 26 31.3
  [66 +] 14 4 4 (bilharzia, dysentery) 4 4.8
Marital status Single 30 13 4 (bilharzia, dysentery) 16 19.3
  Married 152 76 6 78 94
  Divorcee 7 4 4 (bilharzia, stomach-ache) 7 8.4
  Widowed 4 1 4 (cough, malaria) 9 10.8