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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic and frequency of CAM utilization in respondents

From: High prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with sickle cell disease in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, South West, Nigeria

Characteristic Frequency Percent
Mean Age (SD) 18.79 ± 14.39  
Age
 < 10 92 46
 10–20 21 10.5
 21–30 23 11.5
 31–40 52 26
 > 40 12 6
Gender
 Male 113 56.5
 Female 87 43.5
Ethnicity
 Hausa 21 10.5
 Igbo 56 28.0
 Yoruba 120 60.0
 Others (Edo) 3 1.5
Religion
 Christian 116 58
 Muslim 84 42
Level of education
 No formal education 11 5.5
 Secondary and below 150 75.0
 Above secondary 39 19.5
Frequency of crises/year
 Once 101 50.5
 Twice 99 49.5
Type of crises
 Aplastic 10 5.0
 Haemolytic 16 8.0
 Priapism 4 2.0
 Stroke 7 3.5
 Vaso-occlusive bone pain 163 81.5
CAM utilization
 Yes 177 88.5
 No 23 11.5