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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of surveyed traditional healers, merchant of medicinal animals and households in Plateau Department

From: Traditional knowledge of invertebrates used for medicine and magical–religious purposes by traditional healers and indigenous populations in the Plateau Department, Republic of Benin

Variables Interweaved
Traditional healers (N* = 80) Merchant of medicinal animals (N = 12) Households (N = 53)
Gender
 Male 80 3 53
 Female - 9 -
Education level
 None 47 7 26
 Primary 24 4 19
 Secondary 7 1 7
 University 2 - 1
Age
 Average 46.6 ± 11.7 49.3 ± 9.2 43.0 ± 9.5
 Range 25–80 30–64 26–72
Marital status
 Single 6 7 5
 Married 74 5 48
Experience
 Average 23.8 ± 12.7 20.3 ± 7.4 16.5 ± 10.8
 Range 4–65 5–30 2–50
Employees
 Average 4.4 ± 5.3 5.0 ± 3.3 -
 Range 0–40 0–10 -
Household size
 Average - - 6.1 ± 2.3
 Range - - 1–13
Sociolinguistic groups
 Yorùbá-Nago 57 11 28
 Goun 13 - 14
 Mahi 3 - 2
 Tori 3 - 2
 Holli 2 1 4
 Ouémègbé 2 - 3
  1. *N number of surveyed people