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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among infertile women attending infertility specialty clinics in South Korea: does perceived severity matter?

CharacteristicsOverall
n = 263 (%)
CAM users
n = 167 (%)
Non-users
n = 96 (%)
P-value
Mean age (years)34.4 ± 4.2234.5 ± 4.1934.2 ± 4.30 
  < 3030 (11.4)20 (12.0)10 (10.4)0.756a
 30–34112 (42.6)67 (40.1)45 (46.9) 
 35–3990 (34.2)59 (35.3)31 (32.3) 
  ≥ 4031 (11.7)21 (12.6)11 (10.4) 
Education level
  ≤ Secondary30 (11.4)19 (11.4)11 (11.5)0.984a
  ≥ University level233 (88.6)148 (88.6)85 (88.5) 
Household income
  < 300 million KRW51 (19.4)34 (20.4)17 (17.7)0.569a
 300–500 million KRW116 (44.1)76 (45.5)40 (41.7) 
  ≥ 500 million KRW96 (36.5)57 (34.1)39 (40.6) 
Religious affiliation
 Yes179 (68.1)118 (70.7)61 (63.5)0.307a
 No84 (31.9)49 (29.3)35 (36.5) 
Employment status
 Yes143 (54.4)81 (48.5)62 (64.6)0.012a
 No120 (45.6)86 (51.5)34 (35.4) 
  1. CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  2. a Denotes Pearson’s Chi-square tests