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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents

From: A survey of the use of complementary medicine by a self-selected community group of Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

  N = 493 % 95% CI
Age    
17 or less 3 0.7 ± 0.79
18-24 72 17.0 ± 3.58
25-29 126 29.7 ± 4.35
30-34 111 26.2 ± 4.19
35-40 71 16.7 ± 3.55
41-44 25 5.9 ± 2.24
45+ 16 3.8 ± 1.82
Missing data 69   
Education    
Completed high School    
Yes 371 87.5 ± 3.15
Missing data 69   
Completed tertiary education    
Yes 323 76.2 ± 4.05
Missing data 69   
Qualification from TAFE 103 20.9 ± 3.59
Private institution Diploma 70 14.2 ± 3.08
University degree 221 44.8 ± 4.39
Missing data 99   
Ethnicity- country of birth    
Australia 302 61.3 ± 4.3
Other 121 24.5 ± 2.08
Missing data 70
Employment    
Home duties 117 23.7 ± 3.75
Self-employed 38 7.7 ± 2.35
Student 80 16.2 ± 3.25
Employed part time 103 20.9 ± 3.59
Employed full-time 194 39.4 ± 4.31
Other 12 2.4 ± 1.35
Missing data 68   
Private Health Insurance    
Yes 275 65 ± 4.55
Missing data 70   
  1. Missing data for age, complete high school, tertiary education, ethnicity, employment and health insurance was 14.0%. Missing data for qualifications 20.1%.