Table 2

Socio-demographic factors associated with CAM use

Variable

CAM users/Total

Percent %

Pearson chi-square for trend (df = 1)

p value


Demographics

Age (yr)

<2

33/74

45

2 – 4

36/97

37

3 – 8

48/103

47

9 – 11

28/89

31

> 12

61/137

46

0.27

0.60

Household Income (£)

< 6000

8/37

22

6001 – 12000

16/53

30

12001 – 20000

45/109

41

20001 – 30000

35/94

37

> 30000

83/159

52

14.30

<0.001

No. of children in household

One

49/120

41

Two

89/205

43

Three

41/101

41

> Three

25/69

36

0.44

0.51

Variable

CAM users/Total

Percent%

Odds Ratio (95% C.I.)

p value

Sex

Male

113/259

44

c

Female

93/241

39

0.8 (0.6 – 1.1)

0.25

Country of birth (child)

UK

201/485

41

c

Overseas

4/13

31

0.6 (0.2 – 2.1)

0.44

Country of birth (mother)

UK

186/455

41

c

Overseas

18/42

43

1.1 (0.6 – 2.1)

0.80

Country of birth (father)

UK

179/440

41

c

Overseas

24/54

44

1.2 (0.7 – 2.1)

0.60

Post secondary education (mother)

No

84/260

32

c

Yes

120/231

52

2.3 (1.6 – 3.3)

<0.001

Post secondary education (father)

No

92/249

37

c

Yes

109/234

47

1.5 (1.0 – 2.1)

0.03

Private Insurance

No

170/418

41

c

Yes

34/77

44

1.2 (0.7 – 1.9)

0.57


c = comparative group

Crawford et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-16

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