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Table 2 Socio-demographic and CAM use characteristics of study participants. (n = 832)

From: The role of pharmacists in complementary and alternative medicine in Lebanon: users’ perspectives

  Frequency Percentage
Age range (years)
 18–25 247 29.7
 26–33 176 21.2
 34–50 255 30.6
  ≥ 51 154 18.5
Gender
 Male 360 43.3
 Female 472 56.7
Employments status
 Self-employed 106 13.4
 Employee 354 44.6
 Not working/student 333 42.0
Highest educational level attained
 No education /Primary school 114 13.9
 High school 173 21.1
 Bachelors /Higher degrees 532 65.0
Why are you using CAM?
 Chronic disease 153 19.0
 Minor illness 310 38.4
 Wellbeing 344 42.6
Are you using CAM as:
 Complementary medicine 341 43.5
 Alternative Medicine 443 56.5
What type of CAM products are you using?
 Herbal 438 54.5
 Supplements 366 45.5
How frequent are you using CAM
 Rarely (≤1/month) 27 3.3
 Often (> = 1 montlhy and ≤ 1 /day 493 60.3
 Frequently (>  1/day) 297 36.4
How were you introduced to CAM?
 Physician 322 39.0
 Pharamcists 319 38.6
 Herbalist 34 4.1
 Self-decision 99 12.0
 From media 52 6.3
Do you suffer from any disease
 Yes 215 26.4
 No 600 73.6