Table 6: Linear contrasts for comparisons between consultation profiles.

Total groupNo chronic conditionChronic condition
Difference in BEE (df) Difference in BEE (df) Difference in BEE (df)

No consultation versus any consultation0.624.30 (1050)<0.0010.533.10 (664)<0.010.260.93 (363)0.35
CAM consultation only versus conventional or both CAM and conventional consultation0.231.04 (1050)0.30−0.05−0.19 (664)0.850.481.21 (363)0.23

BEE: body-efficacy expectation.