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Table 1 Comparison on the knowledge of Yezidi culture among aid workers in Iraqi Kurdistan

From: Humanitarian aid workers’ knowledge of minority cultures in Iraqi Kurdistan

Question Significance Mean rank
No Yezidi experience Yezidi experience
1: The foods restricted in Yezidi culture. p < .001 12.29 24.55
2: The Yezidi eating rituals and fasting practices. p = .002 13.00 23.18
7: The Yezidi perception and treatment of persons with physical disabilities p = .029 18.98 11.77
8: Yezidi indigenous healing practices for mental illnesses. p = .033 18.98 11.77
9: Yezidis conceptualization of mental disorders. p = .045 18.83 12.05
18: Most respectful and disrespectful behaviors in the Yezidi culture. p = .001 20.17 9.50
20: The acceptable proximity in communication with Yezidis. p = .010 19.48 10.82
21: Physical contact in the Yezidi culture. p = .025 19.07 11.59