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Table 4 Multiple regression analysis exploring the effect of age, gender, ethnicity, diagnosis and attitudes to health scales on use of self-management and self-test kits

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine and self-tests by coronary heart disease patients

  Self-management users
(CAM & self-test kit users, N = 123)
Self-test kits
(Self-test kit users N = 95)
  OR 95% CI p value OR 95% CI p value
Age 1.0 0.98, 1.02 0.7 0.99 0.96, 1.01 0.3
Females1 0.74 0.37, 1.48 0.4 0.88 0.42, 1.83 0.7
Ethnic non-whites2 1.58 0.80, 3.12 0.2 1.33 0.65, 2.75 0.6
Post -revascularisation3 1.95 1.18, 3.23 0.009 2.04 1.19, 3.49 0.01
Attitude towards alternative medicine 1.13 0.87, 1.47 0.4 1.07 0.82, 1.40 0.6
Dissatisfaction with medical outcomes 1.05 0.76, 1.44 0.8 1.02 0.73, 1.42 0.9
Dissatisfaction with the medical encounter 1.25 0.92, 1.69 0.2 1.18 0.86, 1.63 0.3
Natural remedies 0.92 0.70, 1.20 0.5 0.82 0.61, 1.09 0.2
Holism 1.41 1.08, 1.84 0.01 1.44 1.09, 1.91 0.01
Rejection of authority 1.30 1.0, 1.69 0.05 1.21 0.92, 1.58 0.2
Individual responsibility 0.69 0.53, 0.90 0.006 0.69 0.53, 0.91 0.009
Consumerism 1.0 0.78, 1.29 1.0 0.43 0.71, 1.19 0.5
  1. 1 base case males; 2 base case whites; 3 base case post-MI