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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of commercial herbalists in Kampala city (N = 65)

From: Herbal medicine used for the treatment of diarrhea and cough in Kampala city, Uganda

Variable Frequency, n (%)
Gender
 Male 36 (55.4)
 Female 29 (44.6)
Age (years)
 18–24 (youths) 24 (36.9)
 25–63 (middle-aged) 39 (60.0)
 ≥ 64 (elderly) 2 (3.1)
Nationality
 Ugandan 65 (100)
 Non-Ugandan 0 (0.0)
Marital status
 Married 39 (60.0)
 Single 26 (40.0)
Education
 None 8 (12.3)
 Primary 26 (40.0)
 Secondary 28 (43.1)
 Tertiary 3 (4.6)
Years of experience in HM
 5 ≤ 15 47 (72.3)
 16 ≤ 20 15 (23.1)
 > 20 3 (4.6)
Type of HM establishment
 Roadside stalls 18 (27.7)
 Market stalls 18 (27.7)
 Herbal shops 17 (26.2)
 Mobile stalls 12 (18.4)
Estimated monthly net profit from HM, UGX (USD)
 < 730,000 (200) 9 (13.8)
 730,000 ≤ 1,460,000 (400) 39 (60.0)
 1,460,000 < 1,825,000 (500) 12 (18.5)
 ≥ 1,825,000 (500) 5 (7.7)
  1. UGX Uganda shillings, $ United States dollar, HM herbal medicine