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Table 2 Participant demographics

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among emergency department (ED) patients in Sweden

  Mean SD % n= Min-Max
Sex (ntotal = 998) Male/Female    49.1/50.9 490/508  
Age (ntotal = 996) Total 53.6 19.7    16–95
Male 53.9    487 16–94
Female 53.3    505 16–95
Marital status (ntotal = 980) Married    48.5 485  
Partner    20.6 202  
Living apart    6.0 59  
Single    13.0 133  
Separated    5.0 49  
Widow/er    6.3 62  
Highest level of education (ntotal = 978) Elementary school    2.5 29  
Secondary education    47.8 467  
Folk/Public college    3.8 37  
College/University    27.9 273  
Residential area (ntotal = 997) Urban area > 25,000 inhabitants    34.2 334  
Small town < 10,000 inhabitants    26.0 254  
Village < 500 inhabitants    15.3 149  
Countryside    24.6 240  
Employment status (ntotal = 977) Full-time employment    45.5 445  
Part-time employment    10.3 101  
Unemployed    2.0 20  
Student    4.1 40  
Sick leave    3.5 34  
Pension    34.5 337  
Household annual income
thousand Swedish krona, SEK (ntotal = 923)
< 100,000    6.0 55  
100–300,000    29.4 271  
300–700,000    46.2 426  
700,000–1 million    14.0 129  
>  1 million    4.6 42  
Medical areas (ntotal = 982) Medicine    41.6 409  
Surgery    26.5 206  
Orthopaedics    31.9 313  
Number of prescription drugs (ntotal = 1029)   2.15     0–20
Number of non-prescription drugs (ntotal = 1029)   .47     0–8
Medical diagnosis (ntotal = 1029) Cardiovascular    14.3 147  
Cerebrovascular    3.0 31  
Hypertension     24.8 255
Kidney     1.6 16
Liver     .9 9
Pulmonary     3.4 35
Cancer     4.6 47
Diabetes     6.6 68
Self-reported chronic disease (ntotal = 957)      27.7 265
Received questions about CAM usage from healthcare provider (ntotal = 942)     4.2 40  
Self-reported CAM usage to healthcare provider (ntotal = 797)     5.0 40  
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