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Table 1 Recruitment settings and participants

From: Complementary therapy use by patients and parents of children with asthma and the implications for NHS care: a qualitative study

Practice A: general practice in an affluent sub'urb with potential access to local private complementary therapy clinics:
  23 patients
  11 adults, 12 children (with 12 mothers)
  12 female, 11 male patients
  7 using complementary therapies for asthma
Practice B: general practice in a deprived inner city area with access to subsidised complementary therapies via the practice:
  10 patients
  6 adults, 4 children (with 3 mothers and 1 father)
  7 female, 3 male patients
  7 using complementary therapies for asthma
Outpatient respiratory clinic at a NHS children's hospital:
  5 patients
  All children (with 4 mothers and 1 father)
  2 female, 3 male patients
  All using complementary therapies for asthma
Outpatient clinic at a NHS homeopathic hospital:
  5 patients
  All children (with 5 mothers)
  2 female, 3 male patients
  All using complementary therapies for asthma
Private complementary therapists:
  7 patients
  4 adults, 3 children (with 3 mothers)
  4 female, 3 male patients
  All using complementary therapies for asthma