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Table 3 Demographic factors associated with CAM use

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

CAM associates CAM use today
p-value
CAM use 12 months
p-value
CAM use lifetime
p-value
Number of non-prescription drugs1 (n = 1029) < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Highest level of education1 (n = 978) 0.005 < 0.001 < 0.001
Employment status2 (n = 977) 0.136 < 0.001 < 0.001
Self-reported chronic disease2 (n = 957) 0.373 0.018 0.849
Medical area2 (n = 982) 0.463 0.755 0.824
Sex2 (n = 998) 0.498 < 0.001 < 0.001
Number of prescription drugs1 (n = 1029) 0.793 < 0.001 0.009
Residential area1 (n = 977) 0.841 0.819 0.428
Marital status2 (n = 980) 0.853 0.539 0.058
Household annual income1 (n = 923) 0.858 < 0.001 < 0.001
Age3 (n = 996) 0.994 0.055 < 0.001
  1. 1 Mann-Whitney U
  2. 2 Pearson’s Chi2
  3. 3 Independent student’s t-test
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