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Table 2 Correlates of CAM use using multivariate logistic regression

From: Prevalence and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use among diabetic patients in Beirut, Lebanon: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic OR (95% CI)
Site/Medical Center (n = 333)  
AUB-MC 1
RHUH 1.44(0.60-3.44)
Age (years) (mean ± SD) (n = 333) 0.98(0.96-1.004)
Sex (n = 333)  
Male 1
Female 0.83(0.44-1.59)
Marital status (n = 333)  
Not married 1
Married 1.95(1.02-3.84)
Education (n = 331)  
Illiterate 1
Elementary school 0.73(0.29-1.85)
High school 0.60(0.20-1.77)
University levels 0.67(0.19-2.44)
Monthly income (n = 286)  
500-1000$ 1
<500$ 0.48(0.23-1.02)
>1000$ 0.67(0.28-1.61)
Duration of T2DM (years) (mean ± SD) (n = 333)  
1-2 years 1
3-5 years 2.06(0.80-5.32)
6-10 years 2.65(1.14-6.17)
11-15 years 1.60(0.64-3.98)
>15 years 2.99(1.23-7.28)
Presence of diabetes complications (n = 333)  
No 1
Yes 1.71(1.3-3.51)
Family history of diabetes mellitus (n = 333)  
No 1
Yes 1.15(1.02-1.30)