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Table 4 Socio demographic characteristics of female users and nonusers of CAM

From: Gender differences in prevalence and associations for use of CAM in a large population study

  CAM 11 CAM 22 CAM33
  Non-users Users Non-users Users Non-users Users
  % (n) % (n) p-value* % (n) % (n) p-value* % (n) % (n) p-value*
Age    0.000    0.000    0.000
30-39 90 (234) 10 (26)   78.2 (205) 21.8 (57)   60.7 (162) 39.3 (105)  
40-59 92.4 (2534) 7.6 (207)   80.8 (2262) 19.2 (536)   54.9 (1576) 45.1 (1297)  
60+ 95.3 (2423) 4.7 (120)   84.8 (2248) 15.2 (402)   60.9 (1668) 39.1 (1069)  
Education    0.001    0.434    0.000
Primary/Secondary 94.5 (3140) 5.5 (183)   82.9 (2858) 17.1 (591)   59.7 (2124) 40.3 (1432)  
College/University education 92.3 (1999) 7.7 (167)   82.1 (1806) 17.9 (395)   54.9 (1238) 45.1 (1017)  
Self-reported health    0.012    0.000    0.000
Bad 90.2 (266) 9.8 (29)   67.8 (215) 32.2 (102)   42.8 (145) 57.2 (194)  
Neither good nor bad 92.9 (1413) 7.1 (108)   78.9 (1244) 21.1 (333)   53.4 (870) 46.6 (759)  
Good 94.2 (3478) 5.8 (216)   85.4 (3226) 14.6 (551)   61.2 (2367) 38.8 (1499)  
Marital status    0.172    0.084    0.006
Single 92.3 (902) 7.7 (75)   81.2 (808) 18.8 (187)   57.9 (588) 42.1 (427)  
Married/Registrated partner 94 (2877) 6 (184)   83.5 (2613) 16.5 (516)   57.9 (1866) 42.1 (1356)  
Widow 94.7 (587) 5.3 (33)   83.3 (550) 16.7 (110)   63.1 (435) 36.9 (254)  
Divorced/Separated 93.1 (825) 6.9 (61)   80.3 (744) 19.7 (182)   54.4 (517) 45.6 (434)  
Household    0.711    0.510    0.101
Low 94 (1264) 6 (80)   82.7 (1161) 17.3 (243)   59.3 (861) 40.7 (590)  
Middel 93.5 (1541) 6.5 (108)   81.7 (1383) 18.3 (310)   55.7 (963) 44.3 (766)  
High 93.6 (1959) 6.6 (139)   83.1 (1771) 16.9 (360)   58.1 (1266) 41.9 (913)  
  1. 1CAM 1 = Use of a CAM provider minimum 4 times last year.
  2. 2CAM 2 = Use of a CAM provider last year.
  3. 3CAM 3 = Use of a CAM provider, CAM OTC products or CAM.
  4. Techniques last year.
  5. *Pearson Chi-Square test.
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