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Table 1 Characteristics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey Responders Compared With the Target Population

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among US Navy and Marine Corps personnel

Characteristic Target Population (n = 5,000) Responders (n = 1,446)
  Number % Number %
Gender     
   Male 4,000 80.0 1,121 77.5
   Female 1,000 20.0 325 22.5
Age (years)     
   18–24 1,982 39.6 327 22.6
   25–31 1,391 27.8 396 27.4
   32–38 922 18.5 377 26.0
   39–57 703 14.1 346 24.0
   Missing 2 <0.01 0 0
Marital status     
   Unmarried 2,444 48.9 533 36.9
   Married 2,348 46.9 819 56.6
   Missing 208 4.2 94 6.5
Rank     
   Enlisted 4,342 86.8 1,128 78.0
   Officer 658 13.2 318 22.0
Service branch     
   Navy 3,291 65.8 1,061 73.4
   Navy, Reserve/Guard 228 4.6 74 5.1
   Marines 1,481 29.6 311 21.5
Occupational category     
   Combat specialists 1,071 21.4 302 20.9
   Mechanical repair 929 18.6 244 16.9
   Administrative 738 14.8 234 16.2
   Electrical repair 620 12.4 203 14.0
   Communications and intelligence 365 7.3 98 6.8
   Health care 358 7.2 135 9.3
   Supply 325 6.5 82 5.7
   Craft workers 146 2.9 35 2.4
   Technical 90 1.8 29 2.0
   Students/trainees 89 1.8 23 1.6
   Missing 269 5.4 61 4.2