Table 6

Most common commercially packaged products used by naturopathic practitionersin Connecticut (1998) and Washington (1999)

Connecticut (n = 631 visits)

Washington (n = 1186 visits)


Number of Products Used per visit

Range

0 to 28

0 to 26

Median

3.0

2.0

Mean

4.1

2.7

Most Common Commercially Packaged Productsa (weighted percent of visits)

Multivitamins

26.7

9.1

Digestive treatments

22.3

13.2

Magnesium

16.3

9.1

Combination vitamin and mineral

16.2

10.0

Calcium

15.8

9.3

Vitamin C

15.1

10.2

Minerals, NOSb

9.4

7.7

Zinc

9.0

<5

Multiminerals

8.4

7.8

Vitamins, NOSb

8.4

10.5

Vitamin E

7.9

5.2

Bioflavonoids

7.1

5.9

Vitamin B6

5.9

<5

Coenzyme Q10

5.8

<5

Selenium

5.2

<5

Protomorphogen

<5

9.0

Vitamin B12

<5

7.4


a Excluding diets and foods; reporting only those with a weighted per cent >5%

b NOS = Not Otherwise Specified

Boon et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2004 4:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-4-14

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