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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients (n = 546)

From: Features of complementary and alternative medicine use by patients with coronary artery disease in Beijing: a cross-sectional study

Demographic characteristics N
Gender (%)  
  Male 308 (56.4)
  Female 238 (43.6)
Age (years) 61.3 ± 9.2
CAD type (%)  
  SA 185 (33.9)
  UA 334 (61.2)
  MI 27 (4.9)
Places of residence (%)  
  Urban 405 (74.2)
  Rural 141 (25.8)
MHI (%)a  
  < 4000 RMB 248 (45.5)
  ≥ 4000 RMB 298 (54.5)
Education level (%)  
  LC 416 (76.2)
  CP 130 (23.8)
Disease duration (years) 9.6 ± 6.3
Numbers of concomitant diseases (%)  
  ≤ 2 241 (44.1)
  > 2 305 (55.9)
Emergency admission (%)  
  Yes 220 (40.3)
  No 326 (59.7)
Hospitalization (%)  
  Yes 307 (56.2)
  No 239 (44.8)
  1. CAD, Coronary artery disease; SA, Stable angina; UA, Unstable angina; MI, Myocardial infarction; MHI, Monthly household income; PS, Less than college education; CP, College and postgraduate; CAM, Complementary and alternative medicine.
  2. aOne US dollar equaled 7 RMB at that time.