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Table 2 Health behaviours and physician density factors of study participants by medical pluralism

From: Patterns of medical pluralism among adults: results from the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan

  Medical pluralism   
  No Yes Total
  N = 8510 N = 4094 N = 12604
Have unhealthy lifestyle       
   No 4766 (64.2) 2662 (35.8) 7428 (100)
   One 1698 (69.6) 740 (30.4) 2438 (100)
   Two or three 2043 (74.8) 690 (25.2) 2733 (100)
Severe disease       
   No 8269 (67.4) 4001 (32.6) 12270 (100)
   Yes 241 (72.2) 93 (27.8) 334 (100)
Have regular health checkup       
   No 7046 (67.7) 3356 (32.3) 10402 (100)
   Yes 1464 (66.5) 738 (33.5) 2202 (100)
Use of folk therapy       
   No 8123 (68.6) 3723 (31.4) 11846 (100)
   Yes 383 (51.0) 368 (49.0) 751 (100)
Density of TCM physicians       
   Low 568 (82.1) 124 (17.9) 692 (100)
   Moderate 1995 (69.5) 874 (30.5) 2869 (100)
   High 5947 (65.8) 3096 (34.2) 9043 (100)
Density of WM physicians       
   Low 845 (70.8) 348 (29.2) 1193 (100)
   Moderate 1869 (68.4) 865 (31.6) 2734 (100)
   High 5796 (66.8) 2881 (33.2) 8677 (100)
  1. TCM, traditional Chinese medicine; WM, Western medicine
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