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Table 3 Informant consensus factor (ICF) values of each study districts

From: Medicinal plant use practice in four ethnic communities (Gurage, Mareqo, Qebena, and Silti), south central Ethiopia

Major use categoriesStudy districtsAverage
CMAMESOQMQSIW
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system (DMS)0.860.760.910.820.890.90.840.850.85
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (earache) (DEM)0.9310.97
Other unclassified (OUH)0.880.860.810.730.90.850.810.790.83
Liver complaints (LC)0.640.750.770.790.920.920.920.890.83
Inflammation related to the anthrax (IRA)0.820.780.930.750.82
Diseases of the respiratory system (DRS)0.850.740.760.670.910.830.810.70.78
Infectious and intestinal parasitic diseases (IIP)0.710.730.790.720.90.860.820.740.78
Pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (PCP)0.730.710.640.820.780.760.74
Diseases of the digestive system (DDS)0.690.740.860.530.850.780.780.630.73
Diseases of the genitourinary system (DGS)0.830.380.560.330.9210.850.830.71
Dental and oral diseases (DOD)0.80.630.620.50.830.80.610.750.69
Headache, fever, and malaria (HFM)0.680.710.630.430.920.760.70.680.69
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (DSS)0.730.590.560.680.750.660.780.680.68
Diseases of the eye and adnexa (DEA)0.380.640.70.710.50.620.50.58
Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes (IPE)0.540.680.440.55
Diseases of the circulatory system (DCS)0.380.40.410.30.50
Livestock         
 Ectoparasites (livestock ailments) (ECL)0.710.8110.70.9110.830.580.82
 Livestock (infectious and parasitic diseases) (LIPD)0.610.60.770.640.750.890.780.460.69
 Others (livestock) (OL)0.70.540.710.70.560.810.770.50.66
        Average0.73
  1. Study districts: Cheha (C), Muhir-Aklil (MA), Meskan (ME), Sodo (SO), Qebena (Q), Mareqo (MQ), Silti (SI), and Wulbareg (W); ICF value ranges between 0 and 1, value close to 1 indicates high level of informant consensus; italics with number of use reports greater than half of use report in the study group and considered here as high ICF score in the district, “–” the ailment was not mentioned