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Table 3 Selected survey questions on CAM-related beliefs and health services by CAM use status

From: The utilisation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among ethnic minorities in South Korea

Variables   Total number of respondents N (%) Non-CAM user n (%) CAM user n (%) p-value
   292 (100.0) 111 (100.0) 181 (100.0)  
Of the following choices, which do you think is most effective for health promotion and self-management purposes? Conventional medicine 67 (22.9) 33 (29.7) 34 (18.8) <0.001
CAM 43 (14.7) 9 (8.1) 34 (18.8)
CAM + Conventional medicine 117 (40.1) 35 (31.5) 82 (45.3)
Don’t know 65 (22.3) 34 (30.6) 31 (17.1)
Do you trust CAM for the treatment of diseases? Strongly distrust 12 (4.1) 7 (6.3) 5 (2.8) <0.001
Distrust 36 (12.3) 21 (18.9) 15 (8.3)
Neutral 175 (59.9) 70 (63.1) 105 (58)
Trust 55 (18.8) 12 (10.8) 43 (23.8)
Strongly trust 14 (4.8) 1 (0.9) 13 (7.2)
Do you agree that CAM has made contributions toward advancing medical treatment? Strongly disagree 17 (5.8) 9 (8.1) 8 (4.4) <0.001
Disagree 36 (12.3) 23 (20.7) 13 (7.2)
Neutral 157 (53.8) 68 (61.3) 89 (49.2)
Agree 72 (24.7) 10 (9.0) 62 (34.3)
Strongly agree 10 (3.4) 1 (0.9) 9 (4.9)
Do you feel that CAM treatments are safe? Strongly disagree 14 (4.8) 9 (8.1) 5 (2.8) <0.001
Disagree 36 (12.3) 14 (13.0) 21 (11.6)
Neutral 156 (53.4) 71 (64.0) 85 (47.0)
Agree 74 (25.3) 16 (14.0) 58 (32.0)
Strongly agree 12 (4.1) 1 (0.9) 12 (6.6)  
When you receive medical care, do you agree that doctors should be informed about your use of CAM? Strongly disagree 17 (5.8) 10 (9.0) 7 (3.9) 0.371
Disagree 44 (15.1) 14 (12.6) 30 (16.6)
Neutral 100 (34.2) 40 (36.0) 60 (33.1)
Agree 97 (33.2) 35 (31.5) 62 (34.3)
Strongly agree 34 (11.6) 12 (10.8) 22 (12.2)
When you receive medical care, do you agree that doctors need to have basic understanding of traditional medicine from your home country? Strongly disagree 18 (6.2) 7 (6.3) 5 (2.8) <0.001
Disagree 32 (11) 21 (18.9) 15 (8.3)
Neutral 89 (30.5) 70 (63.1) 105 (58)
Agree 119 (40.8) 12 (10.8) 43 (23.8)
  Strongly agree 34 (11.6) 1 (0.9) 13 (7.2)