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Table 3 Use of CAM and conventional treatments by socio-demographiccharacteristics and severity of pain.

From: The use of CAM and conventional treatments among primary care consulters with chronic musculoskeletal pain

  n CAM treatment use n (%) Conventional treatment use n (%) Combined use n (%)
   Yes No Yes No Yes No
All participants 138 116 (84) 22 (16) 111 (80) 27 (20) 95 (69) 43 (31)
Age groups        
18–59 39 37 (95) 2 (5) 32 (82) 7 (18) 31 (79) 8 (21)
60–69 51 44 (86) 7 (12) 42 (82) 9 (18) 36 (71) 15 (29)
70+ 48 35 (73) 13 (27) 37 (77) 11 (23) 28 (58) 20 (42)
   p = 0.005* p = 0.544 p = 0.033
Gender        
Male 55 43 (78) 12 (22) 33 (60) 22 (40) 30 (55) 25 (45)
Female 83 73 (88) 10 (12) 78 (94) 5 (6) 65 (78) 18 (22)
   p = 0.125 p < 0.001 p = 0.003
Socio-economic class        
Professional or managerial 68 52 (76) 16 (24) 50 (74) 18 (26) 42 (62) 26 (38)
Intermediate 29 29 (100) 0 (0) 26 (90) 3 (10) 24 (83) 5 (17)
Routine or manual 41 35 (85) 6 (15) 35 (85) 6 (15) 29 (71) 12 (29)
   p = 0.014 p = 0.119 p = 0.118
CPG        
I 37 28 (76) 9 (24) 25 (68) 12 (32) 21 (57) 16 (43)
II 46 40 (87) 6 (13) 37 (80) 9 (20) 32 (70) 14 (30)
III 32 29 (91) 3 (9) 28 (88) 4 (12) 25 (78) 7 (22)
IV 23 19 (83) 4 (17) 21 (91) 2 (9) 16 (70) 7 (30)
   p = 0.310 p = 0.013 p = 0.156
  1. P-values were derived by chi square test (test for linear trend in the case of age group and CPG)