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Table 8 Comparison of the patients receiving herbal therapy and those not receiving herbal therapy in terms of their characteristics

From: Factors affecting the use of herbal products in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their results: case–control study

Variable Using herbal therapy
n, (%)
Not using herbal therapy
n, (%)
Total
n, (%)
P value
Single 33, (52.4) 30, (47.6) 63, (100) 0.036
Married 69, (37.3) 116, (62.7) 185, (100)  
City center 64, (62.1) 39, (37.9) 103, (100) < 0.001
District 28, (24.6) 86, (75.4) 114, (100)  
Town/village 10, (32.3) 21, (67.7) 31, (100)  
Women 55, (39.6) 84, (60.4) 139, (100) 0.573
Men 47, (43.1) 62, (56.9) 109, (100)  
Employed 44, (39.3) 68, (60.7) 112, (100) 0.592
Unemployed 58, (42.6) 78, (57.4) 136, (100)  
Receiving medical treatment 96, (43.6) 124, (56.4) 220, (100) 0.041
Not receiving medical treatment 6, (21.4) 22, (78.6) 28, (100)  
Has constipation 86, (49.1) 89, (50.9) 175, (100)  < 0.001
Does not have constipation 16, (21.9) 57, (78.1) 73, (100)