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Table 2 Fertility-related characteristics of participants

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

CharacteristicsTotal
n = 263 (%)
CAM users
n = 167 (%)
Non-users
n = 96 (%)
P-value
Type of infertility
 1° infertility140 (53.2)88 (52.7)52 (54.2)0.351a
 2° infertility123 (46.8)79 (47.3)44 (45.8) 
Infertility treatment duration
  < 2 years172 (65.4)101 (60.5)71 (74.0)0.010a
 2–4 years57 (21.7)46 (27.5)11 (11.5) 
  > 4 years34 (12.9)20 (12.0)14 (14.6) 
Infertility diagnosis
 Female factor only71 (27.0)47 (28.1)24 (25.0)0.759b
 Male factor only22 (8.4)14 (8.4)8 (8.3) 
 Male and female factors15 (5.7)10 (6.0)5 (5.2) 
 Don’t know50 (19.0)28 (16.8)22 (22.9) 
 Unknown (not identified)95 (36.1)63 (37.7)32 (33.3) 
 Others10 (3.8)5 (3.0)5 (5.2) 
Type of treatment
 Non-IVF treatment120 (45.6)73 (43.7)47 (49.0)0.411a
 IVF treatment143 (54.4)94 (56.3)49 (51.0) 
  1. CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  2. a Denotes Pearson’s Chi-square tests
  3. b Denotes Fisher’s exact test