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Table 3 Reasons for visiting TKM clinics

From: Changes in attitudes toward and patterns in traditional Korean medicine among the general population in South Korea: a comparison between 2008 and 2011

Category To receive therapeutic treatments (%) To receive traditional herbal medicines (%) Health consultations (%) To be vaccinated (%) To receive physical therapy (%) P-value
Gender       0.655
  (Average) (67.7) (18.6) (13.1) (0.3) (0.15)  
  Male 69.0 16.9 13.8 0.3 0.0  
  Female 66.5 20.4 12.5 0.3 0.3  
Age (yrs)       0.158
  20-29 66.9 18.1 15.0 0.0 0.0  
  30-39 65.3 20.0 13.5 1.2 0.0  
  40-49 62.8 22.4 14.1 0.0 0.6  
  50-59 67.3 20.3 12.4 0.0 0.0  
  60-69 82.8 8.0 9.2 0.0 0.0  
Level of education       0.659
  High school graduate 70.1 17.7 10.9 0.7 0.7  
  College 67.2 18.9 13.7 0.2 0.0  
  College graduate 65.9 20.0 14.1 0.0 0.0  
Frequency of TKM clinics       <0.001
  1-4 63.3 21.3 15.0 0.4 0.0  
  5-9 79.6 11.8 8.6 0.0 0.0  
  10 or more 86.4 7.6 4.5 0.0 1.5  
TKM reliability       0.025
  Trust 72.5 17.1 10.0 0.2 0.2  
  Neutral 56.6 21.7 21.1 0.6 0.0  
  Distrust 45.0 35.0 20.0 0.0 0.0  
  1. Note. A total of 693 individuals who underwent TKM therapies were examined.