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Table 1 Proportion visiting CAM providers at least once during the previous year

From: Continuity of GP care is associated with lower use of complementary and alternative medical providers: a population-based cross-sectional survey

  Both genders Women Men
n/N % n/N % n/N %
Total sample 1300/9743 13.3 919/5346 17.2 381/4397 8.7
GP duration
 0-2 years 230/1339 17.2 175/804 21.8 55/535 10.3
 >2 years 961/7671 12.5 668/4117 16.2 293/3554 8.2
GP frequency       
 < 3 visits 489/4875 10.0 305/2445 12.5 184/2430 7.6
 3 visits + 811/4868 16.7 614/2901 21.2 197/1967 10.0
Age       
 30-49 466/2935 15.9 339/1704 19.9 127/1231 10.3
 50-69 652/4948 13.2 449/2627 17.1 203/2321 8.8
 70-87 182/1860 9.8 131/1015 12.9 51/845 6.0
Marital status       
 Single 367/2377 15.4 295/1618 18.2 72/759 9.5
 Married/cohabitant 890/7105 12.5 588/3534 16.6 302/3571 8.5
Household income*       
 Low 134/1107 12.1 114/763 14.9 20/344 5.8
 Low middle 354/2529 14.0 250/1439 17.4 104/1090 9.5
 High middle 438/3200 13.7 292/1555 18.8 146/1645 8.9
 High 276/2196 12.6 182/1066 17.1 94/1130 8.3
Education**       
 Low 349/2801 12.5 252/1684 15.0 97/1117 8.7
 Middle 437/3291 13.3 299/1714 17.4 138/1577 8.8
 High 503/3535 14.2 360/1882 19.1 143/1653 8.7
Self-rated health       
 Poor 142/596 23.8 100/348 28.7 42/248 16.9
 Fair 451/2996 15.1 320/1636 19.6 131/1360 9.6
 Good 575/4871 11.8 404/2617 15.4 171/2254 7.6
 Excellent 119/1211 9.8 86/710 12.3 33/510 6.5
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medical provider; GP general practitioner.
  2. *Low (< NOK 200,000), Low middle (NOK 201,000-400,000), High middle (NOK 401,000-700,000), High (> NOK 700,000).
  3. **Low (primary/part of secondary school), Middle (high school), High (college/university).