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Table 3 GP users’ probability of CAM provider use*

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

  CAM provider use n = 8099
OR 95% CI
GP duration   
 0-2 years 1.00 (ref)
 >2 years 0.81 0.68-0.96
GP frequency   
 < 3 visits 1.00 (ref)
 3 visits + 1.57 1.37-1.81
Gender   
 Female 1.00 (ref)
 Male 0.45 0.39-0.52
Age   
 30-49 1.00 (ref)
 50-69 0.81 0.70-0.94
 70-87 0.56 0.43-0.71
Marital status   
 Single 1.00 (ref)
 Married/cohabitant 0.78 0.65-0.93
Household income**   
 Low 1.00 (ref)
 Low middle 1.46 1.12-1.90
 High middle 1.74 1.29-2.33
 High 1.62 1.16-2.27
Education***   
 Low 1.00 (ref)
 Middle 1.04 0.86-1.25
 High 1.16 0.95-1.41
Self-rated health   
 Poor 1.00 (ref)
 Fair 0.62 0.48-0.80
 Good 0.45 0.35-0.58
 Excellent 0.35 0.26-0.48
  1. CAM, complementary and alternative medical provider; GP, general practitioner; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  2. *Multivariable logistic regression with all left column variables in the model.
  3. **Low (< NOK 200,000), Low middle (NOK 201,000-400,000), High middle (NOK 401,000-700,000), High (> NOK 700,000).
  4. ***Low (primary/part of secondary school), Middle (high school), High (college/university).