Table 1

1-year Prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use

Group

Prevalence (%)

95% Confidence Interval (%)


Any CAM Use (overall)

41

37–46

Medicinal CAM

38

34–42

Non-medicinal CAM

12

9–14

Both medicinal and non-medicinal CAM

8

6–10

Excluding vitamins and minerals

25

21–29

CAM >/= 3 times (of total participants)

36

32–41

Patient Group

Inpatients CAM use

39

30–49

Endocrine CAM Use

39

30–49

General Paediatric CAM Use

37

28–47

Gastroenterology CAM Use

42

33–52

Respiratory CAM Use

49

39–59


Crawford et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-6-16

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