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Table 1 Distribution of sample, and prevalence by independent variables and the sizes of each subpopulation. Post-stratification weighted

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Europe

MeasureStudy populationOverallPhysicalConsumable
CAM useCAM useCAM use
Total33, 37117.9%10.9%9.3%
Gender
 Male47.3%13.9%9.0%6.4%
 Female52.7%21.5%12.6%11.9%
Age group
 25–44 years37.6%18.5%11.6%9.6%
 45–64 years38.4%18.9%11.9%9.5%
 65+ years24.0%15.3%8.3%8.4%
Educational level
 Primary education32.6%12.2%6.8%6.6%
 Secondary education49.3%19.6%12.1%10.1%
 Tertiary education18.2%23.2%15.1%11.8%
Financial strain
 Living comfortably29.8%20.7%15.2%8.2%
 Coping47.2%17.2%10.0%9.6%
 Difficult & very difficult23.0%15.5%7.5%9.9%
Main activity
 Paid work57.2%19.1%12.3%9.4%
 Unemployed/housework14.3%16.7%9.3%10.1%
 Retired25.1%15.1%8.3%8.3%
 Permanently sick/disabled3.4%21.4%14.9%10.6%
Health care utilization
 No doctor visits17.9%8.8%4.9%4.6%
 Only GP39.9%15.7%9.2%8.0%
 MS/MS & GP42.1%23.7%15.2%12.5%
Unmet medical need
 No unmet need87.5%16.5%10.2%8.5%
 Unmet need12.5%27.3%16.3%14.7%
Opinion of health services
 Average or higher opinion68.8%17.6%11.1%8.8%
 Low opinion31.2%18.4%10.6%10.3%
Self-reported health
 Good health64.6%17.1%11.0%8.3%
 Poor health35.4%19.3%10.9%11.0%
Longstanding health problem
 No longstanding health problem71.7%16.2%9.8%8.4%
 Longstanding health problem28.3%22.1%13.7%11.5%