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Table 1 Characteristics of infertile patients who used CAM in Van, Turkey 2009 (n = 82)

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicines by a sample of Turkish women for infertility enhancement: a descriptive study

Characteristic  
Mean age, years (SD) 26.7 (6.0)
Years of infertility (SD) 8.0 (5.9)
Gravidity (SD) 0.9 (1.2)
Parity (SD) 0.4 (0.9)
  No (%)
Educational level and attendance of school in years  
   Illiterate 40 (48.8)
   < 5 years 32 (39.0)
   ≥ 5 years 10 (12.2)
Monthly household income  
   < Below minimum wage rate (US $377)* 51 (62.2)
   ≥ Equal or above min. wage rate (US $377) 31 (37.8)
Location  
   Rural 55 (67.1)
   Urban 27 (32.9)
Living with parents-in-law 57 (69.5)
Abused in the last 12 months (%) 72 (87.8)
Feels not supported by her partner (%) 30 (36.6)
Never spoke with a physician about CAM (%) 66 (80.5)
  1. *Minimum wage rate 2008, Turkey (1 USD = 1.21 TL)