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Table 3 Interviews with folk practitioners (n = 4)

From: The folk illness kimeo and “traditional” uvulectomy: an ethnomedical study of care seeking for children with cough and weakness in Dar es Salaam

  Pseudonym Age group Location Services
1 Rashidi 50–60 City center Uvulectomy
Circumcision (males only)
Herbal treatments for several illnesses, including asthma, peptic ulcer and cough that persists after uvulectomy
2 Khasim 40–50 Densely populated unplanned
Area
Uvulectomy
Herbal treatment for several illnesses
3 Omari 30–40 Densely populated unplanned
Area
Uvulectomy
Herbal treatment for several illnesses, including epigastric pain
4 Abasi 25–35 Semi-urban area
(District 4)
Uvulectomy
Herbal treatment for several illnesses