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Table 3 Univariate analysis of the association between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and demographic and clinical factors

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with cancer: a cross-sectional survey in Saudi Arabia

   CAM use  
   No Yes p
   n % n %
Age (years) median (range)   55 (18–84) 49 (19–83) 0.051
Gender Male 34 58.6 37 37.8 0.011a
  Female 24 41.4 61 62.2  
Marital status Married 44 75.9 79 80.6 0.483
  Unmarried 14 24.1 19 19.4  
Education level Higher education 15 25.9 32 32.7 0.650
  Lower education 29 50.0 43 43.9  
  Uneducated 14 24.1 23 23.5  
Work status Not working 26 44.8 56 57.1 0.034a
  Working 12 20.7 26 26.5  
  Retired 20 34.5 16 16.3  
Monthly income ≤SR 6000 21 37.5 38 39.6 0.799
  >SR 6000 35 62.5 58 60.4  
Cancer type Solid tumor 46 79.3 82 83.7 0.493
  Hematological malignancy 12 20.7 16 16.3  
Solid tumor stage Non-metastatic 36 78.3 58 70.7 0.355
  Metastatic 10 21.7 24 29.3  
Surgery No 23 39.7 43 43.9 0.606
  Yes 35 60.3 55 56.1  
Radiation No 42 72.4 45 45.9 0.001a
  Yes 16 27.6 53 54.1  
Chemotherapy No 12 20.7 13 13.3 0.222
  Yes 46 79.3 85 86.7  
  1. SR: Saudi riyals
  2. aThe Chi-square statistic is significant at < 0.05
  3. Higher education: college and postgraduate, Lower education: elementary to high school