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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the total sample and among users and non-users of TM

From: Prevalence and associations for use of a traditional medicine provider in the SAMINOR 1 Survey: a population-based study on Health and Living Conditions in Regions with Sami and Norwegian Populations

  Total sample TM users No TM users p-value*
% n** % n % n  
Age
 Mean 54.05 16,544 52.3 2276 54.3 14,268 <0.001
 Range (30–79) 16,544 30–78 2276 30–79 14,268  
Gender        <0.001
 Men 48.2 7973 11.5 914 88.5 7196  
 Women 51.8 8571 15.9 1362 84.1 7393  
Living with a spouse/partner        0.089
 Yes 76.6 10,176 13.4 1366 86.6 8810  
 No 23.4 3105 14.6 454 85.4 2651  
Household income        <0.001
 Low (< NOK 300′/ € 32′) 38.9 5808 15.6 907 84.4 4901  
 Middle (NOK 300′-600′/€ 32′-63′) 49.8 7433 13.6 1008 86.4 6425  
 High (>NOK 600′/€ 63′) 11.3 1685 11.8 199 88.2 1486  
Years of Education        0.250
 Primary (0–9 years) 37.0 5465 14.3 784 85.7 4681  
 Secondary (10–12 years) 30.1 4437 13.2 585 86.8 3852  
 College/university (13 years or more) 32.9 4862 13.8 673 86.2 4189  
Ethnicity        <0.001
 Sami 23.9 3946 25.7 1014 74.3 2932  
 Sami affiliation 11.4 1885 15.6 294 84.4 1591  
 Non-Sami 64.6 10,649 9.1 964 90.9 9685  
Area of living        <0.001
 Region 1 9.4 1548 31.1 481 68.9 1067  
 Region 2 16.4 2719 11.3 306 88.7 2413  
 Region 3 53.2 8809 13.3 1170 86.7 7639  
 Region 4 21.0 3468 9.2 319 90.8 3149  
Church affiliation        <0.001
 Church of Norway 83.7 11,121 12.8 1423 87.2 9698  
 The Laestadian church 6.0 795 34.3 273 65.7 522  
 Other church /religion 2.3 312 15.7 49 84.3 263  
 Not a member of any church /religion 8.0 1060 8.5 90 91.5 970  
  1. *Pearson’s chi-square test; ‘1000; ** Due to different number of respondents to the three questionnaires used in the study (Q1 = 16,544, Q2 = 15,730 and Q3 = 13,547) and missing responses to some of the questions, the number of respondents in single questions does not always add up to n = 16,544
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