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Table 5 Distribution of studied population according to socio-demographic and clinical data that characterizes users versus non-users of CAM

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in coronary heart disease patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Categories Users a
N = 59
Non-usersa
N = 69
P-value
Gender Male 43 43 0.193
Female 16 26
Place of residency Village 25 43 0.039
City 27 17
Refugee camp 7 9
Social status Married 56 60 0.224
Single 0 3
Widowed 3 6
Age <  35 0 2 0.750
36–50 10 9
50–65 30 34
>  65 22 21
Educational level High school 35 50 0.231
Diploma 12 7
Bachelor’s degree 11 12
Higher studies 1 0
Income Less than 2000 NIS 28 39 0.405
2000–5000 NIS 28 21
5000–10,000 NIS 5 3
More than 10,000 NIS 1 3
Health insurance No health insurance 2 3 0.972
Governmental insurance 49 60
Private insurance 7 7
Smoking status Smoker 25 30 0.758
Non-smoker 34 39
Alcoholic drinks Yes 1 4 0.627
No 57 66
Emergency Yes 49 52 0.106
No 8 19
Pattern of CHD PTCA 44 44 0.044
CABG 12 8
Angina 4 16
Rehabilitation type Home 13 22 0.289
Hospital 47 46
Period of CHD Less than 5 yrs. 34 40 0.457
5–10 yrs. 14 23
11–20 yrs. 9 5
More than 20 yrs. 2 1
Obesity Underweight 1 0 0.311
Normal 11 20
Overweight 28 26
Obese 22 20
  1. CHD coronary heart disease; PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; CABG coronary artery bypass graft; CAM complementary and alternative medicine; NIS new Israeli shekel (1 New Israeli Shekel = 0.29 US Dollar)
  2. aThere were missing data on some of the variables