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Table 2 Socio-demographic factors associated with CAM use

From: A cross-sectional survey of complementary and alternative medicine use by children and adolescents attending the University Hospital of Wales

Variable CAM users/Total Percent % Pearson chi-square for trend (df = 1) p value
Demographics     
Age (yr)     
   <2 33/74 45   
   2 – 4 36/97 37   
   3 – 8 48/103 47   
   9 – 11 28/89 31   
   > 12 61/137 46 0.27 0.60
Household Income (£)     
   < 6000 8/37 22   
   6001 – 12000 16/53 30   
   12001 – 20000 45/109 41   
   20001 – 30000 35/94 37   
   > 30000 83/159 52 14.30 <0.001
No. of children in household     
   One 49/120 41   
   Two 89/205 43   
   Three 41/101 41   
   > Three 25/69 36 0.44 0.51
Variable CAM users/Total Percent% Odds Ratio (95% C.I.) p value
Sex     
   Male 113/259 44 c  
   Female 93/241 39 0.8 (0.6 – 1.1) 0.25
Country of birth (child)     
   UK 201/485 41 c  
   Overseas 4/13 31 0.6 (0.2 – 2.1) 0.44
Country of birth (mother)     
   UK 186/455 41 c  
   Overseas 18/42 43 1.1 (0.6 – 2.1) 0.80
Country of birth (father)     
   UK 179/440 41 c  
   Overseas 24/54 44 1.2 (0.7 – 2.1) 0.60
Post secondary education (mother)     
   No 84/260 32 c  
   Yes 120/231 52 2.3 (1.6 – 3.3) <0.001
Post secondary education (father)     
   No 92/249 37 c  
   Yes 109/234 47 1.5 (1.0 – 2.1) 0.03
Private Insurance     
No 170/418 41 c  
Yes 34/77 44 1.2 (0.7 – 1.9) 0.57
  1. c = comparative group