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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine in a multi-ethnic Asian population: results from the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study

 TotalCAM use in past 12 months (%)No CAM use in past 12 months (%)p
nWeighted %95% CIWeighted %95% CI
Ethnicity     0.0083
 Chinese17805.94.9–7.194.192.9–95.1 
 Malay19868.16.9–9.691.990.5–93.1 
 Indian18417.66.4–9.092.491.0–93.6 
 Others5108.56.2–11.791.588.3–93.8 
Age     < 0.001
 18–3417049.27.5–11.290.888.8–92.5 
 35–4914967.86.1–10.092.290.0–93.9 
 50–6416233.92.8–5.596.194.5–97.2 
 65+12941.81.0–3.298.296.8–99.0 
Gender     0.0013
 Male30644.93.9–6.295.193.8–96.1 
 Female30537.86.6–9.392.290.7–93.4 
Marital status     < 0.001
 Married15414.83.9–6.095.296.1–94.0 
 Never married383910.18.2–12.290.087.8–91.8 
 Divorced/separated3434.42.6–7.495.692.6–97.4 
 Widowed3944.11.9–8.795.991.3–98.1 
Education     < 0.001
 University14558.16.4–10.391.989.7–93.6 
 Diploma10238.66.5–11.391.488.7–93.5 
 Vocational/ITE5086.74.4–10.193.389.9–95.6 
 Pre-U/JC3047.03.9–12.193.087.9–96.1 
 Secondary16435.44.0–7.294.692.8–96.0 
 Pri and below11841.81.0–3.398.296.7–99.0 
Employment     < 0.001
 Employed40536.75.7–7.993.392.1–94.3 
 Economically inactive17143.82.7–5.396.294.7–97.3 
 Unemployed34913.78.9–20.486.479.6–91.1 
Monthly Household Income     0.0572
 Below 200011424.73.2–6.895.393.3–96.8 
 2000–399913317.65.7–10.192.489.9–94.3 
 4000–599911125.23.7–7.394.892.7–96.3 
 6000–999910028.56.4–11.291.588.8–93.7 
 10,000 and above8607.65.5–10.492.489.7–94.5 
Any mental disorder
 Yes84417.013.7–218379–86.3< 0.001
 No52734.73.9–5.695.394.4–96.1