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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 372)

From: Ethnobotanical survey of plants used as repellents against housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) in Budondo Subcounty, Jinja District, Uganda

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Gender
 Male 169 46.5
 Female 203 53.5
Age of respondents (years)
 11–20 50 13.4
 21–30 143 38.4
 31–40 78 20.9
 41–50 47 12.6
 51–60 24 6.5
 Above 60 30 8.1
Educational status
 None 24 6.5
 Primary 225 60.5
 Ordinary secondary 55 14.8
 Advanced secondary 39 10.5
 Post-secondary 29 7.8
Occupation
 Peasant (small farmers) 237 63.7
 Trader 58 15.6
 Civil servant 18 4.8
 Student 59 15.9
Religion
 Catholic 100 26.9
 Muslim 83 22.3
 Anglican 79 21.2
 Pentecostal 76 20.4
 Traditionalist 7 1.9
 Others 27 7.3
Marital status
 Single 123 33.1
 Married 249 66.9
Knowledge on insect repellent plants
 Yes 91 24.5
 No 281 75.5