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Table 3 Reasons for trusting KM therapies in 2014

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

Category Low rate of side effects Proven cures for hundreds of years Effectiveness Comfort Positive reputation Doctors’ good explanations Accessibility of KM information to the public Others P-value
(Average) (52.7) (48.7) (29.6) (19.0) (8.9) (8.4) (2.2) (0.7) 0.019
Gender
 Male 52.8 57.4 29.9 19.0 8.1 7.7 2.1 0.4  
 Female 52.6 40.6 29.4 19.0 9.7 9.0 2.3 1.0  
Age (yr)          0.012
 20–29 38.6 41.6 36.6 23.8 15.8 2.0 2.0 2.0  
 30–39 49.1 42.1 30.7 19.3 10.5 10.5 4.4 0.0  
 40–49 51.0 49.7 32.2 16.8 8.4 11.9 2.1 0.0  
 50–59 60.4 57.0 24.8 17.4 5.4 8.1 2.0 0.0  
 60–69 63.2 49.4 24.1 19.5 5.7 8.0 0.0 2.3  
  1. The 594 respondents who cited KM trust were surveyed. The questions allowed multiple answers. The values represent percentages of participants