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Table 4 CAM modalities used amongst 168 CAM users

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use amongst Malaysian orthopaedic oncology patients

Modalities All patients (N = 168) (%) Malignant (N = 123) (%) Benign (N = 45) (%) P1 Adults (N = 143) (%) Paediatric (N = 25) (%) P2
Biological 152 (90.5) 115 (93.5) 37 (82.2) 0.04 130 (90.9) 22 (88.0) 0.710
Mind-body 68 (40.5) 47 (38.2) 21 (46.7) 0.32 61 (42.7) 7 (28.0) 0.168
Physical 36 (21.4) 19 (15.4) 17 (37.8) 0.002 33 (23.1) 3 (12.0) 0.213
Alternative 24 (14.3) 18 (14.6) 6 (13.3) 0.83 24 (16.8) 0 (0) 0.027
Energy 15 (8.9) 12 (9.8) 3 (6.7) 0.76 13 (9.1) 2 (8.0) 1
  1. Columns do not sum to 100% due to the option of multiple answers.
  2. P1comparison of patients with malignant verses benign tumours.
  3. P2comparison of adult verses paediatric patients.