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Table 5 Further information on use reports from Italian speaking regions (ItR-UR) and German speaking cantons (GeC-UR) of the study

From: Swiss ethnoveterinary knowledge on medicinal plants – a within-country comparison of Italian speaking regions with north-western German speaking regions

Information ItR-UR (total of 205 ItR-UR, percentages in brackets) GeC-UR (total of 209 GeC-UR, percentages in brackets)
Data of last use
 During last year 102 (50%) 119 (57%)
 During last ten years 29 (14%) 49 (23%)
 More than 10 years ago 69 (34%) 33 (16%)
 Never used, only heard about 3 (1%) 8 (4%)
 na 2 (1%)  
Frequency of use within the last five years
 More than 10 times 99 (48%) 78 (37%)
 Between 2 and 9 times 11 (5%) 55 (26%)
 Once 18 (9%) 17 (8%)
 Never 75 (37%) 59 (29%)
Additional therapies in combination
 None 152 (74%) 86 (41%)
 Other farmer-administered treatment 47 (23%) 98 (47%)
 Treatments by veterinarians - 17 (8%)
 na 6 (3%) 8 (4%)
Source of knowledge
 Ancestors and relatives 131 (64%) 67 (32%)
 Friends 39 (19%) 38 (18%)
 Books and Journals 15 (7%) 19 (10%)
 Courses and Education 6 (3%) 49 (22%)
 Personal experience 4 (2%) 34 (16%)
 Veterinaries 9 (4%) -
 na 1 (<1%) 2 (1%)
Degree of satisfaction
 n° UR for which it was possible to determinate it on a VAS of 100 mm (average in brackets) 183 (87 mm) 196 (78 mm)
  1. na: information not available