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Table 1 Association among different characteristics and use of CAM (with percentages in parentheses)

From: Parental beliefs and practice of spiritual methods for their sick children at a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan- a cross sectional questionnaire study

Characteristics Categories Use of CAM Total p-value*
No Yes
Age of Child Newborn 149 (59.8) 100 (40.2) 249 0.002
Infant 103 (30.9) 230 (69.1) 333 0.000
Less than 5 years 111 (42.0) 153 (58.0) 264 0.010
5 to 15 years 213 (49.1) 221 (50.9) 434 0.701
Economic Status Less than 3,000 152 (36.2) 268 (63.8) 420 0.000
3,000 to 10,000 282 (46.9 ) 319 (53.1) 601 0.000
More than 10,000 142 (54.8) 117 (45.2) 259 0.120
Mother’s education No education 324 (43.0) 430 (57.0) 754 0.000
Primary 71 (38.8) 112 (61.2) 183 0.002
Matriculation 89 (44.9) 109 (55.1) 198 0.155
Graduation 68 (64.2) 38 (35.8) 106 0.004
Post-graduation 24 (61.5) 15 (38.5) 39 0.015
  1. *p-values are computed for one-sample proportion tests for equality of proportion of using and not using CAM