Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Physicians in Oriental Medicine Hospitals in Vietnam: A Hospital-Based Survey

Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the respondents.

Provincial hospitalNational hospital Total

Response rate /total (%)239/257 (93.0)73/80 (91.3)0.78312/337 (92.6)
Age (yrs)
 >45yrs (%)28.543.832.1
 36–45 yrs (%)34.734.20.0234.6
 ≤35 (%)36.821.933.3
Gender
 Men (%)52.741.10.1150.0
 Women (%)47.358.950.0
Department
 Inpatient (%)79.564.40.00876.0
 Outpatient (%)20.535.624.0
Number of patients seen per day (pts)
 ≥21 pts (%)31.413.727.2
 11–20 pts (%)45.628.8<0.000141.7
 ≤10 pts (%)2357.531.1
Length of experience in TM practice (yrs)
 ≥20 yrs (%)17.245.223.7
 10–19 yrs (%)38.532.9<0.000137.2
 <10 yrs (%)44.421.939.1
Education in TM
 Undergraduate (%)57.338.40.00452.9
 Graduate (%)42.761.647.1
Running private clinic
 Yes (%)25.920.50.3524.7
 No (%)74.179.575.3
Medical specialty
 GP (%)24.738.40.0227.9
 OMD (%)75.361.672.1

was calculated by chi-squared tests. TM: traditional medicine; GP: physicians who were trained as general practitioners in medical school; OMD: physicians who were trained as oriental medical doctors in medical school.