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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and CAM Usage

From: Impact of complementary and alternative medicines on antiepileptic medication adherence among epilepsy patients

Item Overall CAM User CAM Non-User Statistics
Age in years, mean (SD) 40.18 (17.9) 47.19 (17.6) 43.05 (16.0) 0.232a
Sex, n (%)
 Male 53 (53) 32 (60.4) 21 (39.6) 0.609b
 Female 47 (47) 26 (55.3) 21 (44.7)  
Race, n (%)
 Malay 51 (51) 26 (51) 25 (49) 0.214b
 Chinese 36 (36) 22 (61.1) 14 (38.9)  
 Indian 13 (13) 10 (76.9) 3 (23.1)  
Education Level, n (%)
 No formal education 2 (2) 0 (0) 2 (100) 0.08b
 Primary school 18 (18) 12 (66.7) 6 (33.3)  
 Secondary school 48 (48) 30 (62.5) 18 (37.5)  
 Diploma 6 (6) 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3)  
 Undergraduate 20 (20) 7 (35) 13 (65)  
 Post-graduate 6 (6) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7)  
Marital Status, n (%)
 Single 32 (61.5) 20 (38.5)   0.751b
 Married 25 (54.3) 21 (45.7)   
 Divorced 1 (50) 1 (50)   
Number of co-morbidities, mean (SD) 1.87 (1.01) 2.0 (1.0) 1.69 (0.9) 0.132a
  1. a = Independent t-test; b = Chi-square test
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