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Table 2 Correlates of CAM use using multiple logistic regression (n = 244)a

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with type 2 diabetes living in the United Arab Emirates

Characteristic OR (95% CI) b p-value
Age 1.03 (1.01–1.06) 0.01
Sex
 Male 1  
 Female 0.51 (0.26–0.99) 0.05
Education
 Illiterate/ Primary Education 1  
 Secondary Education 2.01 (1.06–3.82) 0.03
 Higher Education 0.68 (0.27–1.76) 0.43
Employment
 Unemployed 1  
 Employed 2.19 (1.07–4.45) 0.03
Presence of Health Insurance
 Uninsured 1  
 Insured 2.00 (1.05–3.81) 0.04
Adhere to doctor’s recommendations
 No 1  
 Yes 0.47 (0.19–1.16) 0.10
  1. CAM refers to Complementary and Alternative Medicine; aVariables with a p value less than 0.2 in the bivariate analyses were included in this regression model; bOR (95% CI) refers to Odds Ratios and their corresponding Confidence Intervals, OR which were found to be significant at p less than 0.05 were bolded