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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Cancer patients' attitudes towards Chinese medicine: a Hong Kong survey

Variables No. of patients
n(%)
Western medicine
n(%)
Chinese medicine n(%) P-value
Total 786(100.0) 337(42.9) 449(57.1)
Age, years 0.061
40 92(11.7) 45(13.4) 47(10.5)
41-50 218(27.7) 78(23.1) 140(31.2)
51-60 219(27.9) 94(27.9) 125(27.8)
61 257(32.7) 120(35.6) 135(30.5)
Gender 0.285
Male 339(43.1) 138(40.9) 201(44.8)
Female 447(56.9) 199(59.1) 248(55.2)
Clinical setting < 0.001
Chinese medicine Clinic 117(14.9) 2(0.6) 115(25.6)
Western medicine Clinic 669(85.1) 335(99.4) 334(74.4)
Marital status 0.200
Married 659(83.8) 276(81.9) 383(85.3)
Unmarried 127(16.2) 61(18.1) 66(14.7)
Education level 0.001
Elementary school 244(31.0) 120(35.6) 124(27.6)
High school 374(47.6) 155(46.0) 219(48.8)
College or University 114(14.5) 33(9.8) 81(18.0)
Other 54(6.9) 29(8.6) 25(5.6)
  1. Data are presented as the actual number of patients (percentage in that group). Chi-square tests were conducted between Western medicine and Chinese medicine users.