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Table 6 Source of information amongst 168 CAM users

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

Source Total (N = 168) (%) Malignant (N = 123) (%) Benign (N = 45) (%) p
From family members 89 (53.0) 61 (49.6) 28 (62.2) 0.15
From friends 82 (49.0) 63 (51.6) 19 (42.2) 0.28
From mass media/websites 40 (24.0) 28 (23.0) 12 (26.7) 0.62
Your own free will 31 (18.5) 16 (13.0) 15 (33.3) 0.003
From health personnel 24 (14.3) 18 (14.6) 6 (13.3) 0.83
From other patients 20 (12.0) 15 (12.3) 5 (11.1) 0.83
From CAM practitioner 16 (9.5) 13 (10.6) 3 (6.7) 0.56
From your church/religious group 5 (3.0) 3 (2.4) 2 (4.4) 0.61
  1. Columns do not sum to 100% due to the option of multiple answers.