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Research Article

Differences between Male and Female Consumers of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a National US Population: A Secondary Analysis of 2012 NIHS Data

Table 1

Weighted sociodemographic characteristics of non-CAM users and CAM users and male and female CAM users.

Non-CAM user ()% CAM user ()% valueCAM users value
Male ()%Female ()%

Age, mean (95% CI)46.5 (46.2, 46.8)47.0 (46.5, 47.7) 0.070 47.3 (46.7, 47.9)46.7 (46.2, 47.2)0.174
Sex<0.001
 Male51.240.9
 Female 48.859.1
Region of USA ( = 34,525)<0.0010.22
 Northeast18.717.015.917.7
 Midwest21.525.625.325.8
 South39.728.829.328.5
 West20.128.629.628.0
Race/ethnicity ( = 34,525)<0.0010.93
 Hispanic 17.29.59.59.4
 Non-Hispanic White62.877.477.477.4
 Non-Hispanic Black14.06.86.96.8
 Non-Hispanic Asian5.25.55.65.5
 Non-Hispanic Other0.80.80.70.8
Education <0.0010.001
 Less than high school20.68.39.87.3
 High school graduate and some degree56.350.950.151.5
 Bachelor degree15.724.723.225.7
 Master degree and higher 7.416.116.915.5
Personal earning in the past year (US$)<0.001<0.001
 <$10,0008.18.26.79.2
 $10,000–$19,9999.38.16.69.2
 $20,000–$34,99911.812.611.913.1
 $35,000–$54,99911.014.014.913.3
 $55,000–$74,9995.38.910.47.9
 $75,000+6.712.118.67.6
 Refused to report or do not know11.49.09.18.9
 Did not work in the past year 36.427.121.730.9
Marital status/relationship <0.001<0.001
 Married or living with a partner58.664.468.361.6
 Divorced or separated 11.211.59.612.8
 Widowed6.54.91.96.9
 Never married 23.619.320.118.8
Family spending on medical care<0.0010.12
 012.97.07.66.6
 $1–49935.929.228.030.0
 $500–199930.134.334.534.2
 $2000–29999.711.812.911.1
 $3000–49995.69.18.79.4
 $5000+5.88.68.38.8

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