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Table 5 Informant consensus factor categorized by medicinal use of invertebrate-based remedies in Plateau Department (N = 133)

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

Categories Number of invertebrate species used Percentage of all species Use citation Percentage of all use citation ICF
Diseases of digestive system 3 9.1 3 1.4 0.50
Disease of respiratory system 2 6.1 3 1.4 0.50
Diseases of nervous system 5 15.2 15 6.8 0.71
Diseases of the ear or mastoid process 2 6.1 3 1.4 0.50
Diseases of the visual system 3 9.1 6 2.7 0.60
Diseases of the skin 10 30.3 17 7.7 0.43
Diseases of the circulatory system 9 27.3 16 7.2 0.46
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 8 24.2 13 5.9 0.41
Diseases of the blood or blood-forming organs 1 3.0 2 0.9 1.00
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 8 24.2 10 4.5 0.22
Endocrine, nutritional or metabolic diseases 2 6.1 6 2.7 0.80
Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders 6 18.2 8 3.6 0.28
Pregnancy, childbirth or the puerperium 5 15.2 34 15.5 0.88
Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes 2 6.1 9 4.1 0.87
Conditions related to sexual health 5 15.2 6 2.7 0.20
Undefined illnesses 17 51.5 69 31.4 0.76