Table 2

Demographic characteristics and vaccination status by Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) use, 2002 National Health Interview Survey

Characteristic

Recent CAM user (N = 10,867)

Past CAM user (N = 12,781)

Never CAM user (N = 6969)

#

% (95% CI)

#

% (95% CI)

#

% (95% CI)


Sex

Female

6727

58.2 (± 1.1)

7154

51.3 (± 1.1)

3430

43.5 (± 1.4)

Age (years)

18–49 yrs

6834

65.0 (± 1.1)

7027

58.1 (± 1.2)

4550

68.1 (± 1.4)

50–64 yrs

2545

23.4 (± 0.9)

2725

21.8 (± 0.9)

1164

16.3 (± 1.0)

65+ yrs

1488

11.6 (± 0.7)

3029

20.0 (± 0.9)

1255

15.6 (± 0.9)

Race/ethnicity

NH-White

7686

76.8 (± 1.0)

8827

75.8 (± 1.1)

3532

60.5 (± 1.7)

NH-Black

1117

8.5 (± 0.7)

1632

10.6 (± 0.7)

1285

16.5 (± 1.3)

Hispanic

1459

8.5 (± 0.6)

1844

9.3 (± 0.7)

1904

18.7 (± 1.2)

NH-Other

605

6.2 (± 0.6)

478

4.4 (± 0.5)

248

4.4 (± 0.7)

Region

Northeast

2009

19.6 (± 1.0)

2333

19.1 (± 1.0)

1241

18.7 (± 1.3)

Midwest

2675

25.8 (± 1.4)

3091

25.6 (± 1.1)

1291

20.5 (± 1.6)

South

3460

31.6 (± 1.4)

4867

38.1 (± 1.2)

3000

43.6 (± 1.8)

West

2723

23.0 (± 1.4)

2490

17.2 (± 0.9)

1437

17.2 (± 1.2)

Education level

Less than High School

1186

9.5 (± 0.7)

2342

15.9 (± 0.8)

2335

30.1 (± 1.4)

High School or GEDa

2570

24.8 (± 1.1)

4021

32.4 (± 1.0)

2152

33.3 (± 1.3)

More than High School

7061

65.7 (± 1.2)

6310

51.7 (± 1.1)

2301

36.6 (± 1.6)

Poverty Status

Below poverty

985

6.5 (± 0.5)

1328

7.6 (± 0.6)

1088

12.1 (± 0.9)

At or above poverty, < 200% poverty

1375

10.7 (± 0.7)

1915

12.7 (± 0.7)

1284

16.6 (± 1.0)

At or above 200% poverty

6486

63.9 (± 1.1)

6419

55.0 (± 1.1)

2502

40.8 (± 1.5)

Unknown

2021

18.8 (± 0.9)

3119

24.7 (± 1.0)

2095

30.5 (± 1.5)

Smoking status

Current

2435

22.0 (± 1.0)

2727

21.3 (± 0.9)

1708

26.0 (± 1.3)

Former

2705

25.4 (± 1.1)

2953

23.5 (± 0.8)

1081

16.3 (± 1.1

Never

5706

52.6 (± 1.2)

7046

55.2 (± 1.0)

4047

57.6 (± 1.6)

# Dr. visits

0–1 visits

2933

27.2 (± 1.0)

4400

35.3 (± 1.0)

3394

50.2 (± 1.5)

2–9 visits

5659

53.2 (± 1.0)

6560

52.3 (± 1.1)

2782

40.9 (± 1.5)

10+ visits

2188

19.6 (± 0.9)

1698

12.4 (± 0.6)

666

8.9 (± 0.8)

Usual source of careb

Yes

9454

87.6 (± 0.7)

11121

88.0 (± 0.7)

5280

77.5 (± 1.2)

Priority for influenza vaccine

Yes

5211

45.9 (± 1.2)

6627

49.0 (± 1.2)

2852

38.5 (± 1.5)

Priority for pneumococcal vaccine

Yes

3238

27.5 (± 1.0)

4631

33.0 (± 1.1)

1968

26.0 (± 1.3)

Priority for hepatitis B vaccine

Yes

1407

12.5 (± 0.7)

1052

8.3 (± 0.6)

498

6.8 (± 0.7)

Insurance status

No Insurance

1537

13.2 (± 0.8)

1755

12.7 (± 0.7)

1782

24.2 (± 1.2)

Medicaid Only

447

3.1 (± 0.4)

595

3.8 (± 0.4)

600

7.0 (± 0.7)

Medicare Only

387

3.0 (± 0.4)

854

5.4 (± 0.5)

466

5.5 (± 0.6)

Single, Military, Other Pub/Govt, or IHS Only

229

1.8 (± 0.3)

288

2.0 (± 0.3)

160

2.1 (± 0.4)

Private Only

6217

61.0 (± 1.2)

6390

55.2 (± 1.1)

2932

47.1 (± 1.6)

Multiple Insurance

2050

17.8 (± 0.8)

2899

20.8 (± 0.9)

1029

14.0 (± 0.9)

Received influenza vaccine

3189

28.7 (± 1.0)

4165

31.4 (± 0.9)

1441

20.0 (± 1.1)

Received pneumococcal vaccine

1788

16.1 (± 0.8)

2513

18.4 (± 0.8)

771

10.9 (± 0.8)

Received hepatitis B vaccine

3066

30.1 (± 1.1)

2799

24.0 (± 1.0)

1206

19.5 (± 1.3)


aGED: General Educational Development

bFrom the question: "Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?"

Stokley et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-6

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