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Table 1 Demographic characteristics between TCM and non-TCM users among children with cerebral palsy from 1995–2011

From: Complementary traditional Chinese medicine use in Children with cerebral palsy: a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Taiwan

  TCM user Non-TCM user  
N = 6997 N = 4221
  N % N % p-value
Sexa      0.008
 Girl 2851 40.8 1827 43.3  
 Boy 4146 59.3 2394 56.7  
Agea, year      <0.0001
 0–2 3086 44.1 1444 34.2  
 3–5 1845 26.4 896 21.2  
 6–12 1567 22.4 1281 30.4  
 13–18 499 7.13 600 14.2  
Urbanizationa      <0.0001
 Urban 4132 59.0 2322 55.0  
 Rural 2865 41.0 1899 45.0  
Annual outpatient clinical visita      <0.0001
  < 5 113 1.61 318 7.53  
 5–9 386 5.52 517 12.3  
 10–19 1166 16.7 1103 26.1  
 20+ 5332 76.2 2283 54.1  
 Mean (SD)b 41.5 (28.3) 26.7 (21.2) <0.0001
  1. aChi-square test; bStudent’s t-test