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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics of participants

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among older Australian women - a qualitative analysis

  Rural Urban
Characteristics n = 13 n = 12
  n n
Marital Status   
   Married 2 1
   Widowed 8 10
   Divorced 2  
   Never Married 1 1
Manage on Income   
   No difficulty 11 11
   Some difficulty 2 1
Education*   
   Lower 4 4
   Middle 4 3
   Higher 3 6
Health   
   Very Good 1 4
   Good 6 7
   Fair 6 1
Chronic conditions   
   Arthritis 1 3
   Osteoporosis 3 4
   Macular Degeneration 4 4
   Glaucoma 3 1
   Cataract 3 6
   Heart Disease 3 2
   Hypertension 8 7
   Skin Cancer 4 4
  1. *Lower (no school or some primary school), Middle (some high school), Higher (trade or tertiary qualification)