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Table 5 Four clusters of rough user patterns.

From: Mapping patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in cancer: An explorative cross-sectional study of individuals with reported positive "exceptional" experiences

  Whole set Cluster A Cluster C Cluster B Cluster D
  Number of participants
  n = 38 n = 24 n = 7 n = 5 n = 2
CAM categories Average number of treatments per category
Alternative medical systems 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.0 0.0
Biologically-based therapies 3.0 1.1 6.1 1.0 20.0
Energy therapies 0.9 0.6 1.4 0.2 5.0
Manipulative &body-based therapies 0.4 0.1 1.3 0.2 1.0
Mind-body interventions 1.3 0.7 3.0 1.4 3.0
Spiritual/Health literature 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.2 2.0
Treatment centers 0.5 0.2 1.3 1.0 0.5
PC1 0.0 -1.0 2.3 0.1 3.7
PC2 0.0 0.4 -0.7 -1.9 3.0
Representative participant Karolina Andrea Sarah Ellen Peter, Victor
  1. The table shows number of participants, number of average treatments per category, average value for PCs, and participants with close to average user profile for the whole data set and for the four clusters A-D.