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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population according to use of medicinal plants in pregnancy, n = 209

From: Attitudes and use of medicinal plants during pregnancy among women at health care centers in three regions of Mali, West-Africa

  Total Women who used medicinal plants during pregnancy Women without use of medicinal plants during pregnancy
  n = 209 n = 167 n = 42
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years)    
 ≤ 20 64 (30.6) 47 (28.1) 17 (40.5)
 21-25 64 (30.6) 53 (31.7) 11 (26.2)
 26-30 32 (15.3) 26 (15.6) 6 (14.3)
 ≥ 31 41 (19.6) 36 (21.6) 5 (11.9)
 Unknown 8 (3.8) 5 (3.0) 3 (7.2)
Marital status    
 Married/Cohabitant 203 (97.1) 161 (96.4) 42 (100.0)
 Other 6 (2.9) 6 (3.6) 0
Area of residents    
 Rural (Siby, Dioila) 150 (71.8) 46 (27.5) 13 (31.0)
 Urban (Bamako) 59 (28.2) 121 (72.5) 29 (69.0)
Level of educationa    
 None or very low 97 (46.4) 75 (44.9) 22 (52.4)
 Low 89 (42.6) 70 (41.9) 19 (45.2)
 High 23 (11.0) 22 (13.2) 1 (2.4)
Occupation    
 Housewife 169 (80.9) 135 (80.8) 34 (81.0)
 Other 40 (19.1) 32 (19.2) 8 (19.0)
Parity    
 0 52 (24.9) 36 (21.6) 16 (38.1)
 1 41 (19.6) 33 (19.8) 8 (19.0)
 >1 116 (55.5) 98 (58.7) 18 (42.9)
  1. aLevel of education refers to the highest level of education obtained;”none or very low” indicates no formal education/school,”low” indicates middle school or less, and”high” refers to high school or university
  2. There were no significant statistical differences in demographic characteristics between women who used medicinal plants in pregnancy compared to women who did not use medicinal plants in pregnancy (Chi-square test, p < 0.05 or Fisher Exact Test, p < 0.05 when the number < 5 per cell