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Table 3 Awareness and perception about CAM

From: General perception and self-practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among undergraduate pharmacy students of Bangladesh

Modality Year of study CAM use (Yes/no) Total (%) (Yes/no) Chi-square value (χ2) P value
Knowledge of CAM 1st 49/13 88/12 12.710 0.005*
2nd 55/10  
3rd 62/1  
4th 44/4  
Health benefit 1st 61/1 97/3 5.549 0.136
2nd 64/1  
3rd 58/5  
4th 47/1  
Right to choose 1st 61/1 97/3 1.076 0.783
2nd 63/2  
3rd 60/3  
4th 46/2  
CAM together with conventional medicine 1st 55/7 82/18 4.627 0.201
2nd 52/13  
3rd 52/11  
4th 35/13  
Quackery and charlatanism 1st 2/60 5/95 1.748 0.626
2nd 4/61  
3rd 4/59  
4th 1/47  
Discouraging unscientific manner 1st 51/11 80/20 0.462 0.927
2nd 52/13  
3rd 50/13  
4th 37/11  
Placebo effect 1st 14/48 18/82 2.310 0.511
2nd 9/56  
3rd 13/50  
4th 7/41  
Stimulant of body’s natural power 1st 34/28 66/34 6.022 0.111
2nd 43/22  
3rd 42/21  
4th 37/11  
Ideas & methods of CAM for convention medicine 1st 57/5 94/6 6.116 0.106
2nd 65/0  
3rd 57/6  
4th 45/3  
Advising CAM by health professional 1st 61/1 93/7 4.748 0.191
2nd 61/4  
3rd 56/7  
4th 44/4  
Threat to public health 1st 7/55 11/89 2.405 0.493
2nd 6/59  
3rd 5/58  
4th 8/40  
  1. *P < 0.05 was considered as significant