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Table 4 Prevalence of the use of TKM therapies

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 Acupuncture (%) Moxibustion (%) Cupping (%) Traditional herbal medicine (%) Chuna* (%) Physical Therapy (%) Others(%)
Gender        
  (Average) (95.3) (40.1) (36.0) (35.7) (10.9) (0.4) (0.2)
  Male 96.0 39.6 35.1 33.3 12.0 0.4 0.4
  Female 94.7 40.6 36.9 38.1 9.8 0.4 0.0
Age (yrs)        
  20-29 91.8 30.6 28.2 24.7 14.1 0.0 0.0
  30-39 96.4 34.2 36.9 36.9 11.7 0.0 0.0
  40-49 95.9 49.0 39.8 34.7 9.2 0.0 0.0
  50-59 97.1 40.8 39.8 39.8 8.7 1.9 0.0
  60-69 94.4 47.2 33.3 43.1 11.1 0.0 1.4
Level of education        
  High school graduate 95.1 38.8 27.2 37.9 5.8 0.0 0.0
  College 95.2 40.0 38.1 33.9 12.6 0.6 0.3
  College graduate 96.4 42.9 41.1 42.9 10.7 0.0 0.0
TKM reliability        
  Trust 96.4 41.8 39.1 38.0 10.2 0.6 0.3
  Neutral 90.9 36.4 28.3 29.3 14.1 0.0 0.0
  Distrust 100.0 11.1 0.0 22.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. Note. A total of 693 individuals who underwent TKM therapies were examined. The questions allowed for multiple answers.
  2. *Chuna may involve chiropracty, Chuna, and other similar manual therapies primarily designed for back pain.
  3. Others consisted of only hot springs therapy.