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Table 2 Health Literacy and different types of CAM use

From: Association of Health Literacy with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adult Primary Care Patients

Types of CAM use All (%) Adequate Health Literacy (%) Inadequate Health Literacy (%) P value
Overall CAM use 278(80.1) 214(82.3) 64(73.6) 0.077
Vitamins 192(56.3) 156(60.9) 36(42.4) 0.003*
Prayer 177(51.6) 126(49.2) 51(58.6) 0.130
Relaxation 60(17.8) 44(17.5) 16(18.6) 0.810
Meditation 57(16.7) 36(14.1) 21(24.1) 0.030*
Herbal Medications 46(13.7) 32(12.8) 14(16.5) 0.396
Yoga 22(6.4) 19(7.4) 3(3.5) 0.201
Visualization 19(5.6) 17(6.7) 2(2.3) 0.129
Homeopathy 14(4.3) 9(3.7) 5(6.1) 0.348
Tai Chi 3(0.9) 1(0.4) 2(2.4) 0.094
Attended traditional healing ceremony 3(0.9) 1(0.4) 2(2.4) 0.092
  1. * p <0.05. Percentage includes all respondents.