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Table 5 Characteristics of users and non-users of CAM therapy

From: Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A survey in Turkish Gastroenterology Patients

  Users (n = 79) Non-user (n = 137) Significance
Age    
   (year, mean ± SD) 49.9 ± 12.8 (range:19-75) 50.3 ± 13.2 (range:18-75) *NS t = 0.235 p = 0.904
Gender    
   Female 59 (43.7%) 76 (56.3%) ** x 2 = 7.889 p = 0.004
   Male 20 (24.7%) 61 (75.3%)  
Marital Status    
   Married 58 (34.1%) 112 (65.9%) ** t = 1.995 p = 0.047
   Divorced/widowed 9 (34.6%) 17 (65.4%)  
   Single 12 (60.0%) 8 (40.0%)  
Education    
   Up to High School 38 (29.6%) 90 (70.4%) ** x 2 = 6.286 p = 0.012
   Beyond high school 40 (46.5%) 46 (53.5%)  
Occupation/Working status    
   Not working/Housewife 58 (38.4%) 93 (61.6%) *NS x 2 = 0.730 p = 0.393
   Employed 21 (32.3%) 44 (67.7)  
Diagnosis    
   Gastritis/Dyspepsia 38 (41.8%) 53 (58.2%)  
   GERD 13 (20%) 52 (80%) *NS t = 0.377 p = 0.706
   Liver diseases (hepatitis, NASH) 14 (53.8%) 12 (46.2%)  
   Lower GI problems (constipation) 14 (41.2%) 20 (58.8%)  
Treatment status    
   Receiving active treatment 44 (39.6%) 67 (60.4%) *NS x 2 = 0.925 p = 0.336
   No current treatment 35 (33.3) 70 (66.7%)  
  1. Percentages are based on row total; *NS, Not significant (p > 0.05); ** significant (p < 0.05)