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Table 3 Medical categories and Factor of Informant Consensus among vendors of traditional markets at Loja province

From: Medicinal plants sold at traditional markets in southern Ecuador

No Medical categorya Number of medicinal plant species Percentage of all medicinal plant species Use citations bymarket vendor Percentage of all use citations FICb
1 Digestive system 37 21.89 437 12.31 0.92
2 Dermatological system 16 9.47 186 5.24 0.92
3 Sensorial system 4 2.37 39 1.10 0.92
4 Culture-bound syndromes 34 20.12 359 10.11 0.91
5 Nervous system 20 11.83 215 6.05 0.91
6 Respiratory system 29 17.16 321 9.04 0.91
7 Genitourinary system 29 17.16 313 8.81 0.91
8 Circulatory system 16 9.47 123 3.46 0.88
9 General disorders 46 27.22 352 9.91 0.87
10 Gynecological system 28 16.57 180 5.07 0.85
11 Musculoskeletal system 13 7.69 71 2.00 0.83
12 Hormonal system 7 4.14 33 0.93 0.81
  1. aThe medical categories were adapted from International Classification of Diseases catalogue provided by World Health Organization and applied to group 160 medicinal plant species sold at 33 traditional markets within the Loja province, southern Ecuador
  2. b FIC Factor of Informant Consensus