Table 2

KPNW Health Plan Members with CMP in 2010

No CAM referral in 2010

Chiropractic and/or acupuncture referral in 2010*

Mean (SD) or % (N)

Mean (SD) or % (N)


Total members 18 and older with CMP

66768

4816

Type of Chronic Pain

Back and Neck Pain

33248

4244

Joint Pain (including Osteoarthritis)

40308

2705

Fibromyalgia and other Myofascial Pain

7129

1125

Headache

7543

743

Two or more types of pain from CMP definition

34.3% (22904)

61.9% (2983)

Two or more types of pain from more general

chronic pain definition

38.1% (25419)

63.4% (3052)

Demographics

% female

61.4% (41058)

68.3% (3290)

Age

57.4 (15.5)

52.3 (14.8)

% White (1)

87.6% (54982)

87.4% (3996)

% Hispanic (2)

6.3% (2379)

6.8% (206)

Other

Depression diagnosis

20.6% (13780)

26.8% (1292)

Sleep problems

0.46% (307)

0.89% (43)


*2224 chiropractic only, 2314 acupuncture only, 278 both.

(1) race information only available for 67, 319 health plan members, (2) ethnicity for 41, 098 health plan members

DeBar et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:118   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-118

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