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Table 5 Trends in specific complementary and alternative medicine use

From: The trends of complementary alternative medicine use among cancer patients

CAM Type Response Cohort 1 Cohort 2 ALL P-Value*
Zamzam water No 446 (99.3) 207 (27.6) 653 (54.4) <.0001 **
Yes 3 (0.7) 544 (72.4) 547 (45.6)
Black seed No 185 (41.2) 535 (71.2) 720 (60.0) <.0001 **
Yes 264 (58.8) 216 (28.8) 480 (40.0)
Camel milk No 398 (88.6) 611 (81.4) 1009 (84.1) 0.0008 **
Yes 51 (11.4) 140 (18.6) 191 (15.9)
Camel urine No 410 (91.3) 665 (88.5) 1075 (89.6) 0.1291 **
Yes 39 (8.7) 86 (11.5) 125 (10.4)
Garlic No 393 (87.5) 572 (76.2) 965 (80.4) <.0001 **
Yes 56 (12.5) 179 (23.8) 235 (19.6)
Olive oil No 229 (51.0) 451 (60.1) 680 (56.7) 0.0022 **
Yes 220 (49.0) 300 (39.9) 520 (43.3)
Multivitamins No 442 (98.4) 641 (85.4) 1083 (90.3) <.0001 **
Yes 7 (1.6) 110 (14.6) 117 (9.8)
Quran Recitation No 87 (19.4) 163 (21.7) 250 (20.8) 0.3366 **
Yes 362 (80.6) 588 (78.3) 950 (79.2)
Supplication No 420 (93.5) 138 (18.4) 558 (46.5) <.0001 **
Yes 29 (6.5) 613 (81.6) 642 (53.5)
  1. *The Chi-squared test statistic is significant at < 0.05
  2. CAM Complementary and alternative medicine. Zamzam water: A holy water found only in Mecca, Saudi Arabia