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Table 3 Distribution of Demographic Factors by Overall Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), excluding use of Prayer

From: Complementary and alternative medical therapy utilization by people with chronic fatiguing illnesses in the United States

Demographic Factor CAM Use p-value
  No Yes  
Age (years)    p = 0.20
   Mean ± st. deviation 43.9 ± 13.4 44.0 ± 12.7  
Sex: n, (%)    p = 0 .0003
   Males 183 (55.7) 145 (44.2)  
   Females 240 (43.2) 316 (56.8)  
Race: n, (%)    p = 0.36
   White 356 (47.8) 391 (52.1)  
   Black 43 (53.1) 38 (46.9)  
   Other 21 (40.4) 31 (56.6)  
Income: n (%)    p = 0.45
   ≤$40,000 42 (47.2) 47 (52.8)  
   >$40,000 163 (42.8) 218 (57.2)  
Education: n (%)    p = 0.0002
   < High School 65 (54.6) 54 (45.4) p-trend < 0.0001
   High School 176 (53.9) 150 (46.0)  
   Some College 93 (44.2) 117 (55.7)  
   College graduate 48 (38.1) 78 (61.9)  
   Post-graduate 26 (30.9) 58 (69.0)  
Geographic Region: n (%)    P = 0.85
   Northeast 70 (25.1) 209 (74.9)  
   Midwest 40 (22.9) 135 (77.1)  
   South 56 (22.0) 198 (77.9)  
   West 40 (22.7) 136 (77.3)  
Rural/Urban: n (%)    P = 0.39
   Urban 91 (24.7) 277 (75.3)  
   Rural 115 (22.3) 401 (77.7)