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Table 3 Comparison of the age, frequency of crises, haemoglobin concentration and financial burden for medicines between CAM and CAM non-users

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

Characteristics CAM user (n = 177) CAM non-user (n = 23) p-value
Age category >18 (years) 81(45.76%) 12(52.17%) 0.658
Experienced two or more crises 91(51.41%) 8(34.78%) 0.183
Stable Hb conc >7 (g/dl) 28(15.81%) 2(8.69%) 0.539
Cost of Drug >3000/15 (/USD) 8(4.51%) 21(91.30%) <0.001
  1. USD US dollars, N Nigeria naira, Hb Haemoglobin, conc concentration