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Table 4 Reasons for distrusting 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 Lack of scientific evidence Suspicious of KM safety Unstandardized clinical protocol Low efficacy Unfamiliarity of KM therapies Irrational KM doctors’ explanations Discomfort with practice Others P-value
(Average) (52.2) (35.7) (35.5) (25.9) (15.8) (7.9) (6.4) (5.2) <0.001
Gender
 Male 59.3 25.2 36.4 25.2 19.2 7.9 7.5 5.6  
 Female 44.3 47.4 34.4 26.6 12.0 7.8 5.2 4.6  
Age (yr)          0.047
 20–29 49.4 19.1 43.8 20.2 20.2 10.1 7.9 7.7  
 30–39 57.4 23.1 37.0 31.5 13.0 9.3 6.5 5.6  
 40–49 52.7 41.9 32.3 26.9 18.3 5.4 7.5 2.2  
 50–59 54.2 55.6 30.6 25.0 6.9 9.7 4.2 1.4  
 60–69 40.9 54.5 29.5 22.7 22.7 2.3 4.5 6.8  
  1. The 406 respondents who cited KM distrust were surveyed. The questions allowed for multiple answers. The values represent percentages of participants