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Table 2 Socio-demographic factors and barriers to participation*

From: Attitudes and barriers towards participation in an acupuncture trial among breast cancer patients: a survey study

  Travel difficulty Concern with experimentation Don’t want placebo Demanding job Home responsibilities No interest in acupuncture
  N % p-value N % p-value N % p-value N % p-value N % p-value N % p- value
Age    0.90    <0.001    0.063    <0.001    0.003    0.008
 ≤55 34 47.9   13 18.3   29 40.9   42 59.2   44 62.0   14 19.4  
 56-65 58 45.0   23 18.1   53 41.4   46 36.5   54 42.5   30 23.1  
 >65 42 44.7   37 40.2   52 55.9   15 16.3   33 35.5   37 38.5  
Race    0.018    0.024    0.27    0.42    0.96    0.43
 White 120 48.6   55 22.6   109 44.5   89 36.6   110 45.1   66 26.3  
 Non-White 14 29.8   18 38.3   25 53.2   14 30.4   21 44.7   15 31.9  
Education    0.54    <0.001    0.005    0.18    0.40    0.001
 High school** 59 48.8   49 40.8   68 56.2   35 29.7   57 47.5   47 38.5  
 College 30 40.5   9 12.3   24 32.9   28 38.4   28 38.4   15 19.7  
 Graduate 45 45.9   15 15.6   42 43.3   40 41.2   46 47.4   19 19.2  
Employment    0.24    0.037    0.100    <0.001    0.031    0.17
 Full-time 53 48.2   21 19.1   45 40.9   79 71.2   59 53.2   27 23.9  
 Part-time 21 53.9   6 15.8   14 35.9   13 33.3   20 51.3   15 38.5  
 Not currently 57 40.4   43 31.2   72 51.8   10 7.4   51 37.2   35 24.7  
  1. *Bivariate chi-square analysis.
  2. **High school or less.