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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among pediatrics in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (%)
N = 420
Age (year) 28.8 ± 6.4
Gender
 Male 6 (1.4)
 Female 414 (98.6)
Level of education
 Illiterate 7 (1.7)
 Primary 86 (20.5)
 Secondary 168 (40.0)
 University 153 (36.4)
 Postgraduate 6 (1.4)
Income
 Less than 2000 NISa) 80 (19.0)
 Moderate (2000-5000 NIS) 301 (71.7)
 High (More than 5000 NIS) 39 (9.3)
Marital status
 Married 416 (99)
 Divorced 2 (0.5)
 Widowed 2 (0.5)
Number of children 3 (2-4)
Youngest child age (year) 1 (0.44-2)
Number of children up to 6 years 2 (1-2)
Locality
 Urban 285 (67.9)
 Rural 105 (25)
 Camp 30 (7.1)
Employment status
 Unemployed 346 (82.4)
 Employed 62 (14.8)
 Employed in health service 7 (1.7)
 Previously employed 5 (1.2)
Health insurance
 Yes 327 (77.9)
 No 93 (22.1)
  1. a1 USD to NIS = 3.44496 New Israeli Shekels