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Table 1 Characteristics of women participating in the survey and women attending the clinic

From: A survey describing the use of complementary therapies and medicines by women attending a family planning clinic

  Women participating in the survey (n = 209) All women attending Ashfield clinic in 2011 (n = 6242) p-value
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Age    
  18–24 years 43 20.5 (15.3-26.7) 946 15.1 (14.2-16.0) p = 0.113
  25–34 years 56 26.7 (20.9-33.3) 1907 30.5 (29.4-31.7)
  35–44 years 48 22.9 (17.4-29.2) 1629 26.1 (25.0-27.2)
  45 + years 54 25.8 (20.0-32.3) 1760 28.2 (27.0-29.3)
  Missing data 8 3.8 (1.6-7.4)     
Highest level of education    
  Did not finish high-school 8 3.8 (1.6-7.4)     
  Finished high-school* 32 15.3 (10.7-20.9) 1850 29.6 (28.5-30.7) p < 0.001
  TAFE or similar# 52 24.8 (19.1-31.3) 1368 21.9 (20.9-22.9)
  University degree 108 51.6 (44.6-58.6) 2962 47.4 (46.2-48.7)
  Missing data 9 4.3 (1.9-8.0)   
Country of birth    
  Australia 130 62.2 (55.2-68.8) 3616 57.9 (56.6-59.1) p = 0.218
  United Kingdom 9 4.3 (1.9-8.0) 328 5.2 (4.7-5.8)
  New Zealand 6 2.8 (1.0-6.1) 186 2.9 (2.5-3.4)
  China 6 2.8 (1.0-6.1) 405 6.4 (5.9-7.1)
  Other 49 23.4 (17.8-29.7) 1707 27.3 (26.2-28.4)
  Missing data 9 4.3 (1.9-8.0)   
Language spoken at home    
  English 183 87.5 (82.3-91.7) 5297 84.8 (83.9-85.7) p = 0.014
  Other 18 8.6 (5.1-13.2) 945 15.1 (14.2-16.0)
  Missing data 8 3.8 (1.6-7.4)   
  1. *Finished high school only; #TAFE, Technical and further education institute.
  2. Due to rounding not all percentages add up to 100%.