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Table 2 Comparison between CAM use and non-CAM use groups

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

Characteristics CAM use (n = 377) Non-CAM use (n = 169) P
Gender (male / female) 211 / 166 97 / 72 0.75
Age (years) 62.3 ± 10.2 59.5 ± 8.4 < 0.01
Disease duration (years)   8.6 ± 5.9 0.02
Places of residence (urban/rural) 10.2 ± 7.6 123 / 46 0.62
MHIa 282 / 95 83 / 86 0.25
  (< 4000 RMB / ≥ 4000 RMB) 165 / 212   
Education level   127 / 42 0.70
  (LC / CP) 289 / 88   
Number of concomitant disease   80 / 89 0.31
  (≤ 2 / > 2) 161 / 216   
Emergency admission   82 / 87 < 0.01
  (yes / no) 138 / 239   (OR = 0.61, 95% Cl = 0.42 - 0.89)
Hospitalization   106 / 63  
  (yes / no) 201 / 176   0.04
CAD-type    (OR = 0.68, 95% Cl = 0.47 - 0.98)
  SA   58  
  UA 127 104  
  MI 230 7  
SAQ-physical limitation 20 51.8 ± 9.9 0.57
SAQ-angina stability 59.4 ± 10.8 38.9 ± 13.5  
SAQ-angina frequency   54.5 ± 13.2 0.01
SAQ-treatment satisfaction 45.8 ± 14.2 65.8 ± 9.6 0.03
SAQ-disease perception 63.2 ± 14.7 47.6 ± 11.7 0.01
67.4 ± 11.1 0.12
0.36
  48.5 ± 12.6   
  1. CAM, Complementary and alternative medicine; MHI, Monthly household income; LC, Less than college education; CP, College and postgraduate; SAQ, Seattle Angina Questionnaire.
  2. aOne US dollar equaled 7 RMB at that time.