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Table 1 Basic characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence and reasons for intentional use of complementary and alternative medicine as an adjunct to future visits to a medical doctor for chronic disease

  MD MD + CAM p-value
  % n (1118)a % n (122)a  
Gender      < 0.001
 Men 53.7 (600) 36.1 (44)  
 Women 46.3 (518) 63.9 (78)  
Age      0.034
 Less than 30 years of age 10.1 (113) 13.9 (17)  
 30–44 years 20.5 (229) 23.0 (28)  
 45–59 years 25.6 (286) 32.8 (40)  
 60 years or more 43.8 (489) 30.3 (37)  
Place of residence      0.908
 Rural 89.0 (995) 89.3 (109)  
 City 11.0 (123) 10.7 (13)  
Education      0.099
 Low to middle 43.0 (481) 50.8 (62)  
 High (university) 57.0 (637) 49.2 (60)  
Household income      0.642
 Low 35.1 (356) 31.5 (34)  
 Middle 41.8 (423) 46.3 (50)  
 High 23.1 (234) 22.2 (24)  
  1. a Due to missing responses the numbers do not always add up to the total number