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Table 1 Informant’s details. Place of residence is at the time of the interview; three women were temporarily living in the UK, where they were interviewed. MP/BM refers to preference for medicinal plants or biomedicine

From: Medicinal plants used by women in Mecca: urban, Muslim and gendered knowledge

Code Age Occupation Literacy N of children Place of residence N of household members Place of origin Number of plants listed MP/BM Source knowledge
inf1 30 Lecturer PhD (Arabic, English) 1 Reading, UK 3 Mecca 15 BM Scientific lectures, grandparents and mother
inf2 47 Lecturer PhD (Arabic, English) 6 Reading, UK 8 Jeddah 13 MP Grandmothers and mother
inf3 35 Housewife Secondary education (Arabic) 5 Mecca 7 Mecca 9 BM Grandmothers and mother
inf4 31 Student PhD (Arabic, English) 0 Reading, UK 9 Mecca 10 BM Mother, scientific lectures, Internet
inf5 49 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 6 Mecca 8 Mecca 23 MP Mother
inf6 51 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 3 Mecca 4 Mecca 18 MP Grandmothers
inf7 32 Housewife Secondary education (Arabic) 5 Mecca 7 Mecca 21 MP Grandmothers, mother, neighbours, books, Internet, television
inf8 49 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 5 Mecca 6 Mecca 13 MP Grandmothers
inf9 50 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 4 Mecca 5 Mecca 24 MP Written sources, mother and aunt
inf10 60 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 10 Mecca 5 Mecca 18 MP Grandmothers
inf11 45 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 2 Mecca 3 Mecca 24 MP Grandmothers
inf12 56 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 2 Mecca 4 Mecca 24 MP Grandmothers
inf13 32 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 4 Mecca 6 Mecca 9 BM Mother
inf14 65 Housewife Illiterate (Arabic) 9 Mecca 10 Mecca 12 MP Grandmothers
inf15 34 Housewife Secondary education (Arabic) 2 Mecca 4 Mecca 12 BM Wider community (social network beyond family members)
inf16 29 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 3 Mecca 5 Mecca 15 BM Mother, Internet
inf17 69 Housewife Illiterate (Arabic) 7 Mecca 9 Mecca 17 MP Grandmothers
inf18 60 Housewife Illiterate (Arabic) 9 Mecca 6 Mecca 25 MP Mother, Internet, shops of medicinal plants
inf19 30 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 3 Mecca 5 Mecca 8 BM Mother, Internet
inf20 59 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 3 Mecca 4 Mecca 18 MP Grandmothers
inf21 50 Housewife Illiterate (Arabic) 6 Mecca 8 Mecca 17 MP Grandmothers
inf22 45 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 6 Mecca 8 Mecca 16 MP Grandmothers
inf23 37 Housewife Secondary education (Arabic) 5 Mecca 7 Taif 12 MP Grandmothers
inf24 39 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 4 Mecca 6 Mecca 17 MP Grandmothers
inf25 34 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 3 Mecca 5 Mecca 12 BM Mother
inf26 33 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 3 Mecca 5 Mecca 12 BM Family
inf27 33 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 4 Mecca 6 Mecca 24 MP Family, nutrition studies at the university
inf28 34 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 6 Mecca 8 Mecca 17 BM Mother, family, friends, Internet
inf29 28 Lecturer Bachelor (Arabic) 1 Mecca 3 Mecca 18 BM Mother, sisters, school
inf30 46 Housewife Bachelor (Arabic) 4 Mecca 6 Mecca 17 MP Mother, family, books
inf31 60 Housewife Primary education (Arabic) 9 Mecca 5 Mecca 12 MP Grandmothers
inf32 60 Housewife Illiterate (Arabic) 10 Mecca 5 Mecca 10 MP Grandmothers