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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants, the association between the use of herbal medicines and respondents’ characteristics (n = 378)

From: Herbal medicines: a cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of use among Jordanian adults

CharacteristicTotal N(%)Used Herbal Products n(%)Chi square P-value
Gender
 Male115 (30.4)87 (85.6)>  0.05
 Female263 (69.6)216 (82.1)
Age*
 15–25187 (49.5)148 (79.6)< 0.05
 26–3569 (18.3)49 (72.1)
 36–4554 (14.3)47 (87.0)
 46–5544 (11.6)41 (93.1)
  > 5523 (6.1)18 (78.3)
Marital Status
 Single200(52.9)157 (79.3)> 0.05
 Married169 (44.7)139 (82.2)
 Divorced8 (2.1)6 (75.0)
Education
 Uneducated27 (7.1)25 (92.6)> 0.05
 Post Graduate45 (11.9)34 (75.6)
 Bachelor Degree157 (41.5)126 (80.8)
 College81 (21.4)62 (76.5)
 High school65 (17.2)54 (84.4)
Occupation
 Unemployed52 (13.8)38 (74.5)> 0.05
 Professional104 (27.5)84 (81.6)
 Student134 (35.4)105 (78.4)
 Housewife53 (14.0)46 (86.8)
 Retired29 (7.7)25 (86.2)
Residence
 Amman147 (38.9)117 (79.6)> 0.05
 Zarqaa158 (41.8)129 (82.7)
 Others73 (19.3)56 (86.7)
Income
 500 JD#178 (47.1)142 (80.7)> 0.05
 500–1000 JD148 (39.2)123 (83.1)
  > 1000 JD30 (7.9)24 (80.0)
  1. #1 JD = 1.4 USD
  2. *P-value is ≤ 0.05