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Table 1 Consultations with conventional health care providers by CAM user status (consulted with a CAM practitioner or not)

From: The urban-rural divide in complementary and alternative medicine use: a longitudinal study of 10,638 women

   Urban Rural Remote
   CAM non-user CAM user CAM non-user CAM user CAM non-user CAM user
Consultations   (n = 2,960)
%
(n = 1,157)
%
(n = 4,011)
%
(n = 1,866)
%
(n = 308)
%
(n = 131)
%
GP ■ 1 2 0 6 5 7 5 9 8
  1-2 34 27 36 32 36 31
  3-4 31 32 29 28 28 32
  5-6 16 17 15 18 14 16
  7-12 9 13 9 11 9 10
  13+ 4 6 4 6 4 3
Hospital Doctor 0 83 80 82 80 80 76
  1-2 13 15 15 16 14 19
  3+ 4 5 3 4 6 5
Specialist Doctor ■ 1 2 3 0 51 44 57 52 63 48
  1-2 32 34 30 32 25 39
  3-4 11 13 8 10 8 8
  5-6 3 5 3 3 1 1
  7+ 3 4 2 3 3 4
  1. Note: chi-square tests used to test for statistically significant associations.
  2. Statistically significant association for CAM user status (i.e. ignoring place of residence) (P < .005)
  3. 1 Statistically significant association for urban residents (P < .005)
  4. 2 Statistically significant association for rural residents (P < .005)
  5. 3 Statistically significant association for remote residents (P < .05)