Table 6 Cross tabulation of demographics and access route to CAM practitioners
DemographicsAccess route to CAMUnadjustedAdjusted
GP referred/ recommended (n = 133)Self-referred (n = 539)Odds ratio for GP referral95% confidence intervalvalueOdds ratio for GP referral95% confidence intervalvalue
n% of rown% of row
SexMale5519186651.001.00
Female7816353740.810.56 to 1.190.2860.690.44 to 1.070.097
Age15–24142142611.001.00
25–34151386720.560.25 to 1.230.1470.620.25 to 1.510.293
35–441610120730.410.19 to 0.880.0230.480.19 to 1.220.124
45–542515118720.690.34 to 1.420.3150.910.36 to 2.300.849
55–64282384691.130.55 to 2.320.7411.370.54 to 3.460.51
65+342689681.340.66 to 2.700.4171.150.41 to 3.200.796
EthnicityWhite11917501711.001.00
Asian1128740.640.10 to 4.260.6460.830.16 to 4.370.826
Black103415502.471.13 to 5.420.0242.731.25 to 5.980.012
Mixed2186571.080.22 to 5.230.9281.270.29 to 5.540.752
Other168870.310.02 to 5.250.4140.370.04 to 3.650.398
Housing tenureMortgaged7914413751.001.00
Rented512122591.901.28 to 2.830.0012.431.47 to 4.030.001
Other2255501.940.42 to 9.010.3992.170.37 to 12.870.394
IncomeUp to £11 499253048561.001.00
£11 500–£24 999252085710.590.31 to 1.120.108Not conducted, due to 30% missing data
£25 000+4613266740.330.19 to 0.57<0.001
Marital statusMarried7716346711.001.00
Single3519125681.250.81 to 1.940.3171.030.59 to 1.780.922
Widow/divorced/separated202168721.450.84 to 2.510.1861.130.59 to 2.150.718
Region of EnglandNorth4222120651.001.00
Midlands2316103690.640.36 to 1.120.1150.610.34 to 1.070.086
South5917251720.700.45 to 1.090.1170.820.49 to 1.370.444
London91165800.420.19 to 0.920.030.510.23 to 1.140.101
Working statusWorking6213368741.001.00
In education71726671.430.60 to 3.430.4220.740.27 to 2.040.565
Not working6428145632.661.80 to 3.94<0.0011.771.02 to 3.080.043
Social gradeaA2627761.001.00
B3414174722.410.59 to 9.840.2211.940.42 to 9.080.399
C13816181752.770.68 to 11.290.1541.910.41 to 8.830.409
C2211595682.650.63 to 11.150.1832.000.41 to 9.650.388
D223045626.381.50 to 27.170.0123.520.71 to 17.500.124
E1643184911.182.47 to 50.540.0024.450.83 to 23.880.082
  • aBased on National Readership Survey categories:

  • A: High managerial, administrative, or professional

  • B: Intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional

  • C1: Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative, or professional

  • C2: Skilled manual workers

  • D: Semi and unskilled manual workers

  • E: State pensioners, casual, or lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only