Table 1

Physician characteristics*

CAM use

n = 737

No CAM use

n = 141

p-value


Gender, n (%)

0.02

female

319 (43.3)

46 (32.6)

male

411 (55.8)

95 (67.4)


Age (years), mean

50.7

53.2

< 0.01


Years of practice, mean

14.7

16.6

0.02


Work out (> 30 min), n (%)

0.18

regular

348 (47.2)

56 (39.7)

occasional

227 (30.8)

45 (31.9)

rarely

155 (21.0)

38 (27.0)


Smoking, n (%)

104 (14.1)

26 (18.4)

0.02


BMI (kg/m2), mean

24.6

24.8

0.12


Own use of CAM

487 (66.1)

16 (11.3)

< 0.01


Special qualification for CAM, n (%)

447 (60.7)

17 (12.1)

< 0.01

qualification Acupuncture

277 (37.6)

2 (1.4)

< 0.01

qualification Naturopathy

193 (26.2)

3 (2.1)

< 0.01

qualification Manual medicine

125 (17.0)

6 (4.3)

< 0.01

qualification Homeopathy

77 (10.4)

1 (0.7)

< 0.01

qualification Physical therapy

44 (6.0)

4 (2.8)

0.32

qualification Environmental Medicine

23 (3.1)

6 (4.3)

0.49


*n varies due to missing data

Joos et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:131   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-131

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