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Table 5 Regression results of 12-month CAM use as the predictor of SF-12 scores, by ethnicity

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

 ChineseMalayIndian
β95% CIpβ95% CIpβ95% CIp
Physical component score (PCS-12)−1.35−2.67--0.040.044−0.82−1.90-0.250.132−1.57−2.92--0.210.024
 Physical functioning−0.95−2.27-0.370.16−0.75−1.83-0.320.171−1.12−2.43-0.190.094
 Role-physical−1.76−3.08--0.450.008− 2.30−3.51--1.08< 0.001− 1.86−3.33--0.390.013
 Bodily pain−2.99−4.71--1.270.001−1.54−2.87--0.210.023−2.86−4.70--1.030.002
 General health−1.62−3.62-0.370.11−2.56−4.26--0.870.003−1.74−3.54-0.060.059
Mental component score (MCS-12)−2.94−4.69--1.200.001−3.40− 4.88--1.93< 0.001−2.17− 3.70--0.650.005
 Vitality−2.14−3.88--0.400.016−1.18−2.78-0.420.148−2.22−3.86--0.590.008
 Social functioning−3.06−4.74--1.37< 0.001−2.04−3.20--0.870.001−1.14−2.55-0.270.113
 Role-emotional−3.14−4.83--1.45< 0.001−3.06−4.56--1.56< 0.001−1.66− 3.10--0.210.025
 Mental health−2.07−3.84--0.300.022−3.90−5.45--2.35< 0.001−2.91−4.50--1.32< 0.001
  1. Models controlled for gender, age, marital status, education, employment, income and mental disorder diagnosis (Y/N)