Table 3

Medical problems for which pediatricians refer/consider referring for CAM therapies (N = 519)

Medical Problems

Percentage


1

Chronic Problems (headaches, abdominal pain, asthma, pain management

86%

2

When conventional medical therapies failed

56%

3

Other chronic diseases with no known cure

55.5%

4

Behavioral problems (ADHD)

49%

5

Psychiatric Disorder (depression, anxiety, eating disorders)

47%

6

Neurological Disorders (seizures, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy)

28%

7

Cancer

26%

8

Autoimmune Disorders (SLE, arthritis)

26%

9

HIV

20.5%

10

Other

10%


Sawni and Thomas BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:18   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-18

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