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Table 7 Attitudes of patients with CHD toward CAM by age and gender

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

Age categorya   Attitudes towards alternative medicine Dissatisfaction with medical outcomes Dissatisfaction with medical encounters Individual responsibility Natural remedies Holism Rejection of authority Consumerism
<  50
N = 19
Median 14.00 17.00 21.83 15.00 23.18 16.00 15.00 3.00
Q1 13.00 16.00 20.00 12.00 22.00 14.00 14.00 2.00
Q3 16.00 19.00 22.00 15.00 25.00 17.00 17.00 4.00
50–65
N = 56
Median 14.00 17.00 22.00 13.74 23.00 16.00 15.00 3.12
Q1 13.00 15.00 20.00 12.00 22.00 14.50 14.00 2.00
Q3 16.00 18.50 24.00 15.00 25.00 17.00 17.00 4.00
>  65
N = 38
Median 15.00 16.50 21.92 15.00 22.00 17.00 16.00 3.00
Q1 14.00 15.00 20.00 13.00 21.00 14.00 14.00 2.00
Q3 16.00 19.00 23.00 15.00 25.00 17.00 17.00 4.00
P-valueb 0.711 0.593 0.348 0.257 0.917 0.805 0.852 0.503
Gender
Male
N = 86
Median 14.69 17.00 22.00 15.00 23.00 16.00 15.00 3.00
Q1 13.00 15.00 20.00 12.00 22.00 14.00 14.00 2.00
Q3 18.00 22.00 27.00 15.00 29.00 20.00 17.00 5.00
Female
N = 42
Median 14.35 17.00 22.00 15.00 23.00 16.00 15.17 3.00
Q1 13.00 16.00 20.00 12.00 21.00 14.00 14.00 2.00
Q3 17.00 22.00 25.00 15.00 28.00 19.00 17.00 5.00
P-valuec 0.569 0.653 0.625 0.668 0.898 0.876 0.717 0.827
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine; N Number; Q1 percentile25, Q3 percentile75
  2. aThere were missing data on some of the variables
  3. bKruskal–Wallis test
  4. cMann-Whitney U test