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Table 1 Physician characteristics*

From: Characteristics and job satisfaction of general practitioners using complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - is there a pattern?

  CAM use
n = 737
No CAM use
n = 141
p-value
Gender, n (%)    0.02
   female 319 (43.3) 46 (32.6)  
   male 411 (55.8) 95 (67.4)  
Age (years), mean 50.7 53.2 < 0.01
Years of practice, mean 14.7 16.6 0.02
Work out (> 30 min), n (%)    0.18
   regular 348 (47.2) 56 (39.7)  
   occasional 227 (30.8) 45 (31.9)  
   rarely 155 (21.0) 38 (27.0)  
Smoking, n (%) 104 (14.1) 26 (18.4) 0.02
BMI (kg/m2), mean 24.6 24.8 0.12
Own use of CAM 487 (66.1) 16 (11.3) < 0.01
Special qualification for CAM, n (%) 447 (60.7) 17 (12.1) < 0.01
   qualification Acupuncture 277 (37.6) 2 (1.4) < 0.01
   qualification Naturopathy 193 (26.2) 3 (2.1) < 0.01
   qualification Manual medicine 125 (17.0) 6 (4.3) < 0.01
   qualification Homeopathy 77 (10.4) 1 (0.7) < 0.01
   qualification Physical therapy 44 (6.0) 4 (2.8) 0.32
   qualification Environmental Medicine 23 (3.1) 6 (4.3) 0.49
  1. *n varies due to missing data