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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of CAM users and nonusers

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis in Trinidad: A descriptive study

  CAM use status, n(%)  
Variable No CAM CAM P-value
Sex
 Male 41 (50.0) 9 (47.4) 0.836
 Female 41 (50.0) 10 (52.6) 0.836
Age (y)
  < 20 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 0.314
 21–30 4 (4.9) 1 (5.3) 0.946
 31–40 7 (8.5) 5 (26.3) 0.092
 41–50 22 (26.8) 5(26.3) 0.946
 51–60 21 (25.6) 7 (36.8) 0.352
  > 60 27 (32.9) 1 (5.36) ≤0.001
Marital status
 Single 16 (19.5) 2 (10.5) 0.278
 Married 38 (46.3) 14 (73.7) 0.017
 Widowed 13 (15.9) 2 (10.5) 0.511
 Divorced 9 (11.0) 0 (0.0) ≤ 0.001
 Common law 6 (7.3) 1 (5.3) 0.727
Ethnicity
 Afro-Trinidadian 26 (31.7) 4 (21.1) 0.318
 Indo-Trinidadian 49 (59.8) 14 (73.7) 0.224
 Other 7 (8.5) 1 (5.3) 0.584
Employment status
 Unemployed 70 (85.4) 15 (78.9) 0.572
 Employed 12 (14.6) 4 (21.1) 0.527
Monthly income (TT$)
 2501–5000 2 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 0.152
 5001–10,000 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 0.314
 No response 79 (96.3) 19 (100.0) 0.078
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine, TT$ Trinidad and Tobago dollars