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Table 2 Characteristics of GP users and CAM users (%)

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

  GP users* GP + CAM users**
Both genders Women (54.9 %) Men (45.1 %) Both genders Women (70.7 %) Men (29.3 %)
GP duration n = 9010 n = 4921 n = 4089 n = 1191 n = 843 n = 348
 0-2 years 14.9 16.3 13.1 19.3 20.8 15.8
 >2 years 85.1 83.7 86.9 80.7 79.2 84.2
GP frequency n = 9743 n = 5346 n = 4397 n = 1300 n = 919 n = 381
 < 3 visits 50.0 45.7 55.3 37.6 33.2 48.3
 3 visits + 50.0 54.3 44.7 62.4 66.8 51.7
Age n = 9743 n = 5346 n = 4397 n = 1300 n = 919 n = 381
 30-49 30.1 31.9 28.0 35.9 36.9 33.3
 50-69 50.8 49.1 52.8 50.1 48.9 53.3
 70-87 19.1 19.0 19.2 14.0 14.2 13.4
Marital status n = 9482 n = 5152 n = 4330 n = 1257 n = 883 n = 374
 Single 25.1 31.4 17.5 29.2 33.4 19.3
 Married/cohabitant 74.9 68.6 82.5 70.8 66.6 80.7
Household income*** n = 9032 n = 4823 n = 4209 n = 1202 n = 838 n = 364
 Low 12.3 15.8 8.2 11.2 13.6 5.5
 Low middle 28.0 29.8 25.9 29.4 29.8 28.6
 High middle 35.4 32.3 39.1 36.4 34.9 40.1
 High 24.3 22.1 26.8 23.0 21.7 25.8
Education**** n = 9627 n = 5280 n = 4347 n = 1289 n = 911 n = 378
 Low 29.1 31.9 25.7 27.1 27.7 25.7
 Middle 34.2 32.5 36.3 33.9 32.8 36.5
 High 36.7 35.6 38.0 39.0 39.5 37.8
Self-rated health n = 9674 n = 5302 n = 4372 n = 1287 n = 910 n = 377
 Poor 6.2 6.6 5.7 11.0 11.0 11.1
 Fair 31.0 30.8 31.1 35.0 35.2 34.8
 Good 50.3 49.4 51.5 44.7 44.4 45.4
 Excellent 12.5 13.2 11.7 9.3 9.4 8.7
  1. GP general practitioner; CAM complementary and alternative medical provider.
  2. *One or more GP visits the previous 12 months.
  3. **GP users with one or more CAM visits the previous 12 months.
  4. ***Low (< NOK 200,000), Low middle (NOK 201,000-400,000), High middle (NOK 401,000-700,000), High (> NOK 700,000).
  5. ****Low (primary/part of secondary school), Middle (high school), High (college/university).