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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Current utilization and influencing factors of complementary and alternative medicine among children with neuropsychiatric disease: a cross-sectional survey in Korea

Variable Overall CAM P value
Current user (with or without other rehabilitation therapies) Non-user with other rehabilitation therapies Non-user without other rehabilitation therapies
All participants 578 (100.0) 110 (19.0) 200 (34.6) 268 (46.4)  
Sex      
 Male 328 (56.7) 55 (50.0) 127 (63.5) 146 (54.5) 0.042
 Female 250 (43.3) 55 (50.0) 73 (36.5) 122 (45.5)  
Age (years)      
 Mean ± SD 8.9 ± 4.9 8.6 ± 4.0aa 7.3 ± 4.5b 9.9 ± 5.2c <0.0001
 Median (range) 9 (1–19) 9 (1–19) 6 (1–19) 10 (1–19)  
Age (years)      
 1–6 years (preschooler) 206 (35.6) 36 (32.7) 101 (50.5) 69 (25.7) <0.0001
 7–12 years (primary school child) 227 (39.3) 54 (49.1) 69 (34.5) 104 (38.8)  
 13–19 years (middle and high school child) 145 (25.1) 20 (18.2) 30 (15.0) 95 (35.4)  
  1. aDifferences in numeric characteristics between groups were tested with an analysis of variance (ANOVA) with the Tukey-Kramer post-hoc test. Means with different scripts are different from each other (P < 0.05)