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Table 4 Relationship between the demographic characteristics and CAM use status of the 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 CAM user CAM non-user P value
Gender
 Male 81(46.82%) 6(26.08%) 0.056
 Female 96(55.49%) 17(73.91%)  
Ethnicity
 Hausa 8(4.62%) 13(56.52%) <0.001a
 Igbo 53(30.63%) 3(13.04%)  
 Yoruba 113(65.31%) 7(30.43%)  
 Others (Edo) 3(1.73%) 0(0%)  
Religion
 Christian 112(64.73%) 4(17.39%) <0.001a
 Muslim 65(37.57%) 19(82.60)  
Level of education
 No formal education 7(4.04%) - 0.500
 Secondary and below 147(84.97%) 18(78.26%)  
 Above secondary 23(13.29%) 5(21.73%)  
Haemglobinopathy
 HbSS 156(90.17%) 22(95.65%) 0.245
 HbSC 21(12.13%) 1(4.34%)  
Type of crises
 Aplastic 9(50.54%) 1(4.34%) 0.684
 Haemolytic 13(7.34%) 3(13.04%)  
 Priapism 4(2.25%) -  
 Stroke 7(3.95%) -  
 Vaso-occlusive bone pain 144(81.35%) 19(82.60%)  
  1. a = Statistic significance