Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Patterns and Determinants of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioner Use among Adults with Diabetes in Queensland, Australia

Table 1

Demographic and health status characteristics of respondents of the 2009 LWDS survey.

Variables (%) or median (IQR)

Prevalence of CAM practitioner use3337258 (7.7)
Sex3337
 Male1828 (54.7)
 Female1509 (45.2)
Age3337
 18–44 year225 (6.7)
 45–59 year909 (27.2)
 60–74 years1704 (51.1)
 75+ years499 (15.0)
Education level3291
 University degree449 (13.6)
 Certificate/diploma/trade1005 (30.5)
 Senior high school472 (14.3)
 Year 10 and below1365 (41.5)
Employment status3277
 Employed (full/part time/casual/self)1171 (35.7)
 Home duties/carer197 (6.0)
 Unemployed (able to work)66 (2.0)
 Permanently ill246 (7.5)
 Retired1597 (48.7)
Diabetes type3337
 Type 1144 (4.3)
 Type 2: insulin requiring615 (18.4)
 Type 2: non insulin requiring2578 (77.3)
Duration of diabetes (years)32657 (3–11)
High comorbidity (2+)33302101 (63.1)
Number of complications33371 (0–2)
Obesity (BMI > 30)32281604 (49.7)
Current smoker3303320 (9.7)

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