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Table 6 Prevalence of the use of 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 Acupuncture Moxibustion Cupping Herbal medicines Chuna* Physical therapy Others P-value
(Average) (91.2) (27.6) (30.8) (38.2) (7.1) (0.2) (0.2)  
Gender         0.523
 Male 90.9 26.7 28.8 34.7 6.7 0.0 0.0  
 Female 91.5 28.5 32.6 41.4 7.5 0.3 0.3  
Age (yr)         0.316
 20–29 86.7 28.6 28.6 37.1 3.8 1.0 0.0  
 30–39 95.7 29.1 41.0 36.8 8.5 0.0 0.0  
 40–49 93.0 26.8 26.1 41.5 8.5 0.0 0.7  
 50–59 89.5 28.3 31.6 37.5 4.6 0.0 0.0  
 60–69 90.9 25.0 26.1 37.5 11.4 0.0 0.0  
Region of residence         0.029
 Seoul 92.2 25.2 30.2 41.1 5.3 0.3 0.0  
 Daejeon 85.7 20.4 36.7 46.9 8.2 0.0 0.0  
 Daegu 92.0 32.0 26.7 26.7 5.3 0.0 1.3  
 Busan 92.2 31.3 25.2 38.3 10.4 0.0 0.0  
 Gwangju 86.4 36.4 50.0 27.3 13.6 0.0 0.0  
KM trust         0.000
 Trust 91.1 27.6 31.4 41.5 7.0 0.2 0.0  
 Neutral 92.8 28.7 30.5 31.7 6.6 0.0 0.0  
 Distrust 80.0 20.0 20.0 25.0 15.0 0.0 5.0  
  1. Averages are represented as (n). The 632 respondents who had experience with KM therapies were surveyed. These questions allowed for multiple answers. The values represent percentages of participants. *Chuna may involve chiropractic, Chuna, and other similar manual therapies primarily designed for back pain. A comparison of the corresponding 2011 data is shown in Table 3 of the Additional file 3