Table 3

Unadjusted and adjusteda vaccination coverage levels among priority and non-priority adults by CAM use, 2002 National Health Interview Survey

Influenza % (95% CI)

Pneumococcal % (95% CI)

Hepatitis B % (95% CI)


Priority Adults

(n = 14,595)

(n = 9,596)

(n = 2,848)

    Unadjusted results

CAM use

Recent

42.1 (40.6, 43.6)

37.6 (35.6, 39.5)

59.9 (56.7, 63.1)

Past

46.9 (45.5, 48.3)*

43.6 (42.0, 45.2)*

58.2 (54.8, 61.7)

Never

35.6 (33.4, 37.7)*+

30.1 (27.8, 32.4)*+

48.4 (42.8, 54.0)*+

    Adjusted results

CAM use

Recent

43.5 (41.9, 45.1)

39.6 (37.6, 41.6)

59.5 (56.4, 62.6)

Past

44.4 (43.0, 45.8)

41.2 (39.6, 42.8)

58.2 (54.9, 61.5)

Never

38.2 (36.0, 40.4)*+

32.7 (30.3, 35.1)*+

56.4 (50.9, 61.9)

Non-Priority Adults

(n = 15,927)

(n = 20,328)

(n = 26,179)

    Unadjusted results

CAM use

Recent

17.3 (16.1, 18.5)

8.0 (7.2, 8.7)

25.7 (24.6, 26.9)

Past

16.4 (15.4, 17.5)

6.0 (5.4, 6.6)*

20.9 (19.8, 21.9)*

Never

10.3 (9.2, 11.4)*+

4.1 (3.5, 4.8)*+

17.4 (16.0, 18.7)*+

    Adjusted results

CAM use

Recent

16.1 (14.9, 17.3)

7.6 (6.8, 8.4)

27.5 (26.1, 28.9)

Past

16.3 (15.3, 17.3)

6.0 (5.4, 6.6)*

25.6 (24.4, 26.8)*

Never

12.0 (10.6, 13.4)*+

4.4 (3.6, 5.2)*+

21.1 (19.5, 22.7)*+


* denotes significantly different than recent cam users; + denotes significantly different than past cam users

aMultivariable model adjusts for age, gender, race/ethnicity, education level, federal poverty level, region, having a usual source of care other than the emergency department, number of visits to a physician during the past 12 months, health insurance status, and smoking status.

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

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