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Table 1 Characteristics of the GINIplus cohort and prevalence of use

From: Utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among children from a German birth cohort (GINIplus): patterns, costs, and trends of use

   Prevalence of use in %
  n Homeopathy1 Herbal drugs1 All medicinal CAM1 CAM providers2
Gender      
 Male 1500 6.1 4.8 11.5 9.9
 Female 1513 8.9 6.5 16.3 11.6
Study area      
 Munich 1457 9.0 5.8 15.7 14.0
 Wesel 1556 6.1 5.5 12.2 7.7
Maternal education      
 Secondary school 380 5.0 3.2 9.0 4.2
 Junior high school 1251 7.7 5.6 14.2 10.4
 Baccalaureate 580 8.6 6.7 15.3 12.4
 University degree 795 7.7 6.2 14.6 13.2
Household income      
 ≤60% of MEI 529 6.8 4.7 11.2 6.6
 60–100% of MEI 985 7.7 6.3 15.2 10.5
 >100% of MEI 1071 7.8 5.6 14.4 13.4
Total 3013 7.5 5.6 13.9 10.8
  1. Owing to missing values, the strata may not add up to the total number of participants.
  2. MEI = median equivalence income.
  3. 1Use within the last 4 weeks.
  4. 2Consultation with any type of CAM provider in the previous 12 months.
  5. CAM provider = non-medical health practitioner, homeopath, osteopath, and ‘others’.