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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the participants

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings

  Total Men Women p-value
  % (n) % (n) % (n)  
Gender     
 Women 71.6 (232)    
 Men 28.4 (92)    
Age     
 Mean 60.0 58.8 (SD 11.12) 61.3 (SD 10.26) 0.001*
Education     
 Primary school 13.4 (42) 7.9 (7) 15.6 (35)  
 Secondary school 27.4 (86) 32.6 (29) 25.3 (57)  
 High school 15.6 (49) 13.5 (12) 16.4 (37)  
 University, lower grade 22.0 (69) 25.8 (23) 20.4 (46)  
 University, higher grade 27.1 (68) 20.2 (18) 22.2 (50) 0.252**
Self-reported health     
 Normal to good 62.4 (199) 64.8 (59) 61.4 (140)  
 Poor 37.6 (32) 35.2 (32) 38.6 (88) 0.568**
Working     
 Yes 59.0 (128) 71.0 (49) 53.4 (79)  
 No 41.0 (89) 29.0 (20) 46.6 (69) 0.014**
  1. *One-way ANOVA test
  2. **Pearson Chi-Square test