Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Korean Breast Cancer Women: Is It Associated with Severity of Symptoms?

Table 1

Participants’ characteristics according to CAM use.

Characteristics CAM users Nonusers Total value
%%%

19367.09533.0288100.0
Age group0.003
 <46 5930.62728.48629.9
 46–54 7639.41920.09533.0
 >54 5830.14951.610737.2
Religion0.122
 Western 12363.74648.416958.7
 Eastern7036.34951.611941.3
Education0.027
 ≤High school11358.56770.518062.5
 ≥University 8041.52829.510837.5
Marital status0.455
 Single 3015.52021.15017.4
 Married16384.57578.923882.6
Employed0.320
 No 9951.36063.215955.2
 Yes9448.73536.812944.8
Household income0.797
 <5 million won/month11157.57174.718263.2
 ≥5 million won/month8242.52425.310636.8
Family history of cancer0.465
 No 13972.07174.721072.9
 Yes5428.02425.37827.1
Residence0.537
 Seoul 11459.14244.215654.2
 Elsewhere7940.95355.813245.8
Where diagnosed0.119
 Tertiary care hospitals 7538.94547.412041.7
 Other11861.15052.616858.3
Detected by0.616
 Screening 10956.56568.417460.4
 Symptoms8443.53031.611439.6
Months since diagnosis0.036
 <124724.43233.77927.4
 12–366533.72627.49131.6
 37–603819.71818.95619.4
 >604322.31920.06221.5

5 million Korean won (KRW) was about 4,500 US dollars at the time of survey.