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Table 2 Trust in KM and Western medicine in 2014

From: Changes in trust and the use of Korean medicine in South Korea: a comparison of surveys in 2011 and 2014

Characteristics KM trust (%) Western medicine trust (%)
Trust Neutral Distrust P-value Trust Neutral Distrust P-value
(Average) (59.4) (34.6) (6.0)   (75.6) (22.0) (2.4)  
Gender     0.133     0.907
 Male 57.0 35.7 7.2   75.7 21.7 2.6  
 Female 61.8 33.5 4.8   75.5 22.3 2.2  
Age (yr)     <0.001     0.439
 20–29 53.2 38.4 8.4   74.2 23.2 2.6  
 30–39 51.4 40.1 8.6   76.6 21.6 1.8  
 40–49 60.6 34.3 5.1   74.2 22.9 3.0  
 50–59 67.4 28.5 4.1   76.5 21.7 1.8  
60–69 66.4 30.5 3.1   77.1 19.8 3.1  
Region of residence     0.730     0.440
 Seoul 59.1 33.8 7.1   76.2 21.4 2.4  
 Daejeon 61.0 31.2 7.8   74.0 24.7 1.3  
 Daegu 57.8 35.2 7.0   74.2 21.1 4.7  
 Busan 62.9 34.9 2.2   74.2 23.7 2.2  
 Gwangju 53.5 42.3 4.2   78.9 21.1 0.0  
KM trust         <0.001
 Trust      87.0 11.8 1.2  
 Neutral      57.8 39.9 2.3  
 Distrust      65.0 20.0 15.0  
Western medicine trust     <0.001     
 Trust 68.4 26.5 5.2      
 Neutral 31.8 62.7 5.5      
 Distrust 29.2 33.3 37.5      
  1. Averages are represented as (n). The values represent percentages of participants. A comparison with the 2011 data is provided in Table 1 of Additional file 3