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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression analysis for determining factors affecting CAM use during MERS

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among outpatients during the 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea: a cross-sectional study

VariablesOR95% CIp-value
Age (years)
  ≤ 391Ref 
  ≥ 503.5741.290–9.9050.014
Marital status
 Not employed1Ref 
 Office worker0.7630.283–2.0540.592
Smoking status
Alcohol drinking
Prior CAM use
 Yes20.4508.335–50.176< 0.001
Concern about no treatment modality available for MERSª
Trust in the government response
 No opinion1.1700.420–3.2630.764
Perceived danger of MERS outbreak on healthb
Frequent hand washing during the outbreak
Refraining from physical contact with others
  1. ª Participants were asked to rate their degree of concern (1 = Not at all, 5 = Very much)
  2. b Participants were asked to rate their self-perceived danger of the MERS on health (1 = Not at all, 5 = Very much)