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Table 2 Health related issues in 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

  Prevalence in the total sample Proportion using TM Proportion not using TM p-value*
% n** % n % n  
Current state of health        <0.001
 Poor 32.0 4983 17.5 874 82.5 4109  
 Good 68.0 10,565 11.7 1233 88.3 9332  
Physiological problems        
 Daily cough 16.0 2134 15.0 320 85.0 1814 0.059
 Heart attack 4.1 614 13.5 83 86.5 531 0.925
 Angina pectoris 6.7 1006 17.4 175 82.6 831 <0.001
 Cerebral stroke/brain haemorrhage 2.5 369 14.6 54 85.4 315 0.534
 Multiple sclerosis 0.3 38 26.3 10 73.7 28 0.021
 Fracture 11.5 1764 12.4 219 87.6 1545 0.104
 Asthma 10.7 1625 18.1 294 81.9 1331 <0.001
 Chronic bronchitis 4.6 694 16.4 114 83.6 580 0.052
 Diabetes 4.3 654 14.1 92 85.9 562 0.037
 Fibromyalgia/chronic pain syndrome 9.7 1432 20.5 294 79.5 1138 <0.001
 Ulcerous colitis 1.2 175 22.3 39 77.7 136 0.001
 Pain/stiffness in muscles or joints for at least three months last year 42.7 6392 15.7 1006 84.3 5386 <0.001
Psychological problems 11.7 1741 20.7 361 79.3 1380 <0.001
 Sad/depressed 12.9 1699 20.3 349 79.7 1368 <0.001
 Insomnia 35.3 4612 15.9 733 84.1 3879 <0.001
Unable to cope with difficulties last 14 days        <0.001
 No 78.2 10,298 12.3 1262 87.7 9036  
 Sometimes 19.1 2516 18.5 466 81.5 2050  
 Often 1.9 249 23.7 59 76.3 190  
 Almost all the time 0.8 108 26.9 29 73.1 79  
Do you sometimes feel lonely?        <0.001
 No 61.1 8104 12.3 995 87.7 7109  
 Sometimes 35.3 4679 15.5 726 84.5 3953  
 Often 3.6 480 21.7 104 78.3 376  
  1. * Pearson’s chi-square test ** 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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