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Table 2 Predictors of CAM Use

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by those with a chronic disease and the general population - results of a national population based survey

Variable Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Asthma  
   0 = No Ref
   1 = Yes 1.28 (1.22-1.35)
Diabetes  
   0 = No Ref
   1 = Yes 0.80 (0.73-0.88)
Migraine  
   0 = No Ref
   1 = Yes 1.42 (1.36-1.49)
Sex  
   1 = male Ref
   2 = female 1.97 (1.90-2.04)
Age Group  
   0 = 25-44 Ref
   1 = 12-24 0.55 (0.52-0.59)
   2 = 45-64 0.91 (0.88-0.95)
   3 = ≥65 0.48 (0.46-0.52)
Highest Level of Education  
   1 = didn't graduate from high school Ref
   2 = high school grad 1.59 (1.49-1.69)
   3 = some post-secondary 2.03 (1.89-2.18)
   4 = post-secondary grad 2.51 (2.38-2.65)
Marital  
   1 = married/common law Ref
   2 = widowed/separated/divorced 1.14 (1.09-1.20)
   3 = single 1.11 (1.05-1.16)
Income Quintiles (based on household income)  
   1 = lowest Ref
   2 = low middle 1.17 (1.10-1.24)
   3 = middle 1.35 (1.27-1.43)
   4 = upper middle 1.58 (1.49-1.68)
   5 = highest 1.71 (1.61-1.82)