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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

VariablesInterweaved
Traditional healers (N* = 80)Merchant of medicinal animals (N = 12)Households (N = 53)
Gender
 Male80353
 Female-9-
Education level
 None47726
 Primary24419
 Secondary717
 University2-1
Age
 Average46.6 ± 11.749.3 ± 9.243.0 ± 9.5
 Range25–8030–6426–72
Marital status
 Single675
 Married74548
Experience
 Average23.8 ± 12.720.3 ± 7.416.5 ± 10.8
 Range4–655–302–50
Employees
 Average4.4 ± 5.35.0 ± 3.3-
 Range0–400–10-
Household size
 Average--6.1 ± 2.3
 Range--1–13
Sociolinguistic groups
 Yorùbá-Nago571128
 Goun13-14
 Mahi3-2
 Tori3-2
 Holli214
 Ouémègbé2-3
  1. *N number of surveyed people