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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Use of alternative–complementary-medicine (CAM) in Calabrian children

Town CZ CS VV KR RC
CAM user u Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Mother’s mean age 40 35 39 35 31 36 36 36 36 36
Father’s mean age 48 40 42 41 41 38 41 39 39 39
Mother’s instruction           
Elementary/middle school 29% 46% 26% 41% 23% 47% 48% 50% 25% 48%
High school 53% 45% 50% 43% 65% 38% 39% 40% 36% 37%
University degree 18% 9% 23% 15% 12% 15% 13% 9% 39% 15%
Father’s instruction           
Elementary/middle school 39% 56% 35% 45% 49% 48% 39% 56% 26% 53%
High school 50% 37% 52% 44% 41% 36% 44% 34% 46% 37%
University degree 12% 7% 13% 11% 10% 14% 18% 8% 26% 7%
Patient’s mean age 6,0 2,0 7,4 7,4 5,2 5,5 7,3 6,7 5,2 6,4
Males% 50% 51% 58% 58% 57% 53% 43% 55% 46% 47%
Females % 50% 49% 42% 42% 43% 47% 56% 44% 54% 53%