Table 3

Multivariate Associations Between Characteristics of Rheumatologists and Responses Regarding Perceived Benefit and Likelihood of Recommending CAM

OR (95% CI)


Characteristic

Benefita

Recommendb


Age (per 10 y)

0.9

(0.7-1.3)

0.8

(0.6-1.1)

Sex (Female)

1.9

(1.1-3.4)

1.7

(0.9-2.9)

Race (White)

1.3

(0.5-3.2)

1.5

(0.6-4.0)

Practice Setting (vs Solo)

P = .65

P = .67

Group

0.9

(0.5-1.6)

1.3

(0.7-2.3)

Institutional/Other

1.3

(0.5-3.8)

0.8

(0.3-2.6)

Academic

0.7

(0.3-1.4)

1.0

(0.5-1.9)

Region (vs Northeast)

P = .49

P = .07

South

1.3

(0.8-2.2)

1.6

(0.9-2.7)

Midwest

1.5

(0.7-3.4)

0.8

(0.3-1.8)

West

0.8

(0.3-2.1)

0.6

(0.2-1.7)

Place of Birth (not North America)

1.8

(0.8-4.0)

2.5

(1.1-5.6)


Abbreviations: CAM, complementary and alternative medicine; CI,

confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

a OR for a composite response of 4 or more of 6 CAM therapies rated as "very" or "moderately" beneficial vs 3 or fewer of 6 CAM therapies with the same responses. Bolded entries indicate statistical significance.

b OR for a composite response of 4 or more of 6 CAM therapies rated as "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to recommend vs 3 or fewer of 6 CAM therapies with the same responses. Bolded entries indicate statistical significance.

Manek et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-10-5

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