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Table 1 Demographic data of the traditional healers in Dalle District, Sidama Zone, 2015

From: Medicinal plants used by traditional healers to treat malignancies and other human ailments in Dalle District, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia

Demographic data (N = 20) Frequency (%)
Gender
 Male 14 (70)
 Female 6 (30)
Educational status
 No education 11 (55)
 Basic reading and writing skills only (adult education) 2 (20)
 Elementary school (grade 1 to 6) 6 (30)
 Further education (junior secondary and high school education) 1 (5)
Religion
 Cultural religion 6 (30)
 Protestant Christianity 9 (45)
 Other Christians (e.g., Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists) 5 (25)
Ethnicity
 Sidama 20 (100)
Years of experience as a TH (range)
 < 10 years (least experienced TH has 4 years of experience) 3 (15)
 10–20 years 5 (25)
 More than 20 years 12 (60)