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Table 1 Basic characteristics of cancer survivors that visit T&CM providers and cancer survivors that do not visit T&CM providers

From: Conventional health care service utilization among cancer survivors that visit traditional and complementary providers in the Tromsø study: a cross-sectional study

  Total population Visits T&CM providers No visits to T&CM providers P-value*
(N = 1553) % (n = 155) % (n = 1398) %
Age        .336
Mean (SD) 65.33 (10.891) 64.53 (11.408) 65.42 (10.833) 435
 40-60 years 495 31.9 56 36.1 439 31.4  
 61-70 years 520 33.5 51 32.9 469 33.5  
 71 years and above 538 34.6 48 31.0 490 35.1  
Gender        .003
 Women 817 52.6 99 63.9 718 51.4  
 Men 736 47.4 56 36.1 680 48.6  
Living with a spouse/partner        .437
 Yes 1075 72.6 102 69.9 973 72.9  
 No 406 27.4 44 30.1 362 27.1  
Household income        .050*
 Low (< NOK 450′/ € 45′) 475 32.2 60 41.1 415 31.2  
 Middle (NOK 451′-750′/€ 45′-75′) 478 32.4 40 27.4 438 32.9  
 High (>NOK 751′/€ 75′) 524 35.5 46 31.5 478 35.9  
Years of Education        .213
 Primary school 450 29.7 47 31.8 403 29.4  
 Secondary school 368 24.3 44 29.7 324 23.7  
 College/university less than 4 years 298 19.6 26 17.6 272 19.9  
 College/university 4 years or more 401 26.4 31 20.9 370 27  
  1. *p = .048 when adjusted for living with spouse/partner