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Table 3 Reasons for CAM use, source of information and expenditure spend on CAM by patients with dengue fever (N = 261)

From: Complementary alternative medicine use among patients with dengue fever in the hospital setting: a cross-sectional study in Malaysia

Variables Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Reason for using CAM   
 • Have good impression on CAM from other CAM users 87 33.3
 • Just want to try 84 32.2
 • Due to family belief and tradition 59 22.6
 • Lesser side effects than conventional medicines 9 3.4
 • Dissatisfied with conventional medicines 0 0
 • Others 22 8.4
CAM Information Source   
 • Family 143 54.8
 • Friends 81 31
 • Doctor 25 9.6
 • Neighbour 6 2.3
 • Media 6 2.3
Amount of expenditure (RM)   
 • RM0.00-19.99 149 57.1
 • RM20.00-39.99 65 24.9
 • RM40.00-59.99 34 13
 • > RM60.00 13 5
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