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Table 2 Demographic profile of the informants interviewed in the survey (N = 82)

From: A study on food-medicine continuum among the non-institutionally trained siddha practitioners of Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, India

  Number Percent
Age
 35–40 7 8.53
 41–50 44 53.65
 51–60 26 31.70
 Above 60 5 6.09
Gender
 Male 80 97.56
 Female 2 2.43
Education
 Primary school 5 6.09
 Secondary school 20 24.39
 Higher secondary 41 50.00
 Degree 16 19.51
Mode of learning
 From family members 13 15.85
 From traditional practitioners 69 62.19
Experience
 5 years 1 1.21
 6–20 years 62 75.60
 21–50 years 19 23.17
Nativity to the district
 Native 52 63.41
 Migrated 30 36.58
Residence
 Urban 35 42.68
 Semi-urban 24 29.26
 Rural 23 28.04
Occupation
 Full time practitioners 82 100