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Table 3 Prevalence and patterns of treatments

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) 337(42.9) 449(57.1)
Conventional treatment 781(99.4) 337(100) 444(98.9) 0.052
Surgery 453(57.6) 196(58.2) 257(57.2) 0.796
Chemotherapy 501(63.7) 184(54.6) 317(70.6) < 0.001
Radiotherapy 487(62.0) 208(61.7) 279(62.1) 0.905
Endocrine therapy 84(10.7) 36(10.7) 48(10.7) 0.997
Palliative therapy 12(1.5) 1(0.3) 11(2.4) 0.015
Chinese medicine 449(57.1) --- 449(100) ---
treatment 424(53.9) --- 424(94.4)
Chinese Herbal Medicine 21(2.7) --- 21(4.7)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 11(1.4) --- 11(2.4)
Therapeutic Massage 40(5.1) --- 40(8.9)
Qigong 75(9.5) --- 75(16.7)
Chinese Dietary Therapy
  1. Data are presented as the actual number of patients (percentage in that group) who received Western medicine and Chinese medicine treatments.