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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics of the Study Sample (n = 322)

From: Factors associated with herbal use among urban multiethnic primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey

Variables White n (%) Hispanic n (%) African American n (%) Asian n (%)
Totals 68(21.1) 98(30.4) 136(42.2) 20(6.2)
Gender     
Male 20(29.4) 34(34.7) 37(27.4) 7(35.0)
Female 48(70.6) 64(65.3) 98(72.6) 13(65.0)
Age (yrs)     
< 30 13(19.1) 17(17.3) 27(19.8) 4(20.0)
30–49 34(50.0) 34(34.7) 47(34.6) 5(25.0)
50+ 21(30.9) 47(48.0) 62(45.6) 11(55.0)
Education     
< High School 3(4.4) 52(53.0) 17(12.6) 0
High School 16(23.5) 23(23.5) 54(40.0) 5(25.0)
≥ College 49(72.1) 23(23.5) 64(47.4) 15(75.0)
Immigrant Family History     
No 57(86.4) 41(41.8) 101(77.1) 0
Yes 9(13.6) 57(58.2) 30(22.9) 20(100.0)
Herbal Use by Other Family Members     
No 43(63.2) 42(42.9) 95(69.9) 11(55)
Yes 25(36.8) 56(57.1) 41(30.1) 9(45)
Clinic Type     
High SES Clinic 40(58.8) 14(14.3) 52(38.2) 9(45)
Low SES Clinic 28(41.2) 84(85.7) 84(61.8) 11(55)