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Table 2 CAM Use Within the Last 12 Months

From: Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among people with coronary heart disease or at risk for this in the sixth Tromsø study: a comparative analysis using protection motivation theory

  CHD (N = 830) No CHD but family risk (N = 4830) No CHD nor family risk (N = 5443) P-value*
% (n) % (n) % (n)
CAM provider 9.4 (88) 12.8 (663) 11.6 (672) 0.007
OTC CAM products 20.8 (189) 25.4 (1273) 21.3 (1217) <0.001
CAM self-care approaches 1.6 (15) 5.2 (261) 5.5 (314) <0.001
Over all CAM use 30.2 (251) 35.8 (1730) 32.1 (1749) <0.001
  1. *Pearson’s Chi-square test