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Table 7 Disclosure of herbal medicine use to doctor and other health practitioners

From: Herbal medicine use behaviour in Australian adults who experience anxiety: a descriptive study

  Disclosure of herbal medicine use to doctor (N = 400, df = 1) Disclosure of herbal medicine use to other health practitioners (N = 400, df = 1)
  No % (n) Yes % (n) Total % (n) Chi square p Cramer’s V No % (n) Yes % (n) Total % (n) Chi square p Cramer’s V
Anxiety disorder diagnosis
 Yes 43.8 (91) 56.3 (117) 47 (188)     46.3 (87) 53.7 (101) 47 (188)    
 No 63 (121) 37 (71) 53 (212)     63.2 (134) 36.8 (78) 53 (212)    
Total 48 (192) 52 (208) 100 (400) 14.88** .000 .19 55.3 (221) 44.8 (179) 100 (400) 11.55** .001 .17
Anxiety symptoms in previous 12 months
 Yes 15.9 (33) 84.1 (175) 82.3 (329)     54.1 (178) 45.9 (151) 82.3 (329)    
 No 19.8 (38) 80.2 (154) 17.8 (71)     60.6 (43) 39.4 (28) 17.8 (71)    
Total 48 (192) 52 (208) 100 (400) 1.05 .305   55.3 (221) 44.8 (179) 100 (400) .99 .321  
Used herbal medicines for anxiety symptoms
 Yes 20.7 (43) 79.3 (165) 72.8 (291)     48.5 (141) 51.5 (150) 72.8 (291)    
 No 34.4 (66) 65.6 (126) 27.3 (109)     73.4 (80) 26.6 (29) 27.3 (109)    
Total 48 (192) 52 (208) 100 (400) 9.46** .002 .15 55.3 (221) 44.8 (179) 100 (400) 19.96** .000 .22
Used pharmaceuticals for anxiety symptoms
 Yes 35.1 (73) 64.9 (135) 55.3 (221)     48.4 (107) 51.6 (114) 55.3 (221)    
 No 52.5 (106) 44.8 (86) 44.8 (179)     63.7 (114) 36.3 (65) 44.8 (179)    
Total 48 (192) 52 (208) 100 (400) 16.33** .000 .20 55.3 (221) 44.8 (179) 100 (400) 9.39** .002 .15
Combined pharmaceuticals with herbal medicines for anxiety symptoms
 Yes 66.8 (139) 33.2 (69) 27.5 (110)     40.9 (45) 59.1 (65) 27.5 (110)    
 No 78.6 (151) 21.5 (41) 72.5 (290)     60.7 (176) 39.3 (114) 72.5 (290)    
Total 48 (192) 52 (208) 100 (400) 6.70** .008 .13 55.3 (221) 44.8 (179) 100 (400) 12.62** .000 .18
  1. ** < p = 0.01
  2. Note. Chi-square test of contingency tested relations between dichotomous variables
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