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Table 4 Self-use of CAM among study participants

From: Understanding, perceptions and self-use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Malaysian pharmacy students

Modalities Frequency, n (%) % Change
  Current Use Previous Use  
Traditional Malay Medicine 45 (9.7) 89 (19.5) 9.8
Traditional Chinese Medicine 105 (21.0) 219 (47.3) 26.3
Traditional Indian Medicine 10 (2.2) 31 (6.9) 4.7
Homeopathy 22 (4.8) 49 (10.9) 6.1
Complementary Medicine 107 (21.9) 187 (39.3) 17.4
Self-use of CAM modalities (current use)
Modalities Year of study CAM use Yes/No Chi-square Correlation
Traditional Malay Medicine 1 2 3 4 13/80 10/112 13/103 9/126 p = 0.269 Rs = 0.067 p = 0.147
Traditional Chinese Medicine 1 2 3 4 17/80 30/93 23/93 35/106 p = 0.473 Rs = -0.044 p = 0.337
Traditional Indian Medicine 1 2 3 4 0/92 3/117 6/107 1/132 p = 0.023 Rs = -0.022 p = 0.625
Complementary medicine 1 2 3 4 14/84 27/97 35/86 31/114 p = 0.073 Rs = -0.061 p = 0.181
Homeopathy 1 2 3 4 1/91 8/112 8/105 5/125 p = 0.099 Rs = -0.026 p = 0.574