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Table 4

Frequencies and age-adjusted percentages of children aged 4–17 years who used selected types of complementary health approaches to treat a condition among those who used any complementary health approach in the past 12 months: United States, 2007 and 2012

Complementary health approachAge-adjusted
Any complementary health approach44.2 (2.66)45.6 (2.16)
Acupuncture53.9 (14.71)70.1 (17.83)
Naturopathy50.0 (17.70)66.0 (6.47)
Homeopathy treatment88.8 (4.07)62.9 (5.26) §
Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation59.8 (5.21)62.1 (3.86)
Biofeedback42.1 (16.36)59.7 (21.93)
Massage therapy40.0 (8.77)42.6 (8.70)
Nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements49.4 (5.59)35.5 (3.47) §
Special diets2 25.9 (7.36)
Traditional healers314.4 (4.61)23.5 (8.85)
Movement therapies4 11.1 (3.98)
Energy healing therapy57.9 (13.44)
Hypnosis78.3 (19.11)
Difference is not statistically significant.
Estimates are considered unreliable. Data have a relative standard error (RSE) greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and should be used with caution. Data not shown have an RSE greater than 50%.
§p value less than 0.001.
1The denominators used in the calculation of percentages were children who used each selected type of complementary health approach.
2Special diets include vegetarian (including vegan), macrobiotic, Atkins, Pritikin, and Ornish diets for both 2007 and 2012.
3Traditional healers in 2007 include Curandero, Espiritista, Hierbero or Yerbera, Shaman, Botanica, Native American Healer or Medicine Man, and Sobador. Traditional healers in 2012 include Curandero, Machi, or Parchero; Yerbero or Hierbista; Shaman; Native American Healer or Medicine Man; Sobador; and Huesero.
4Movement therapies include Feldenkrais, Alexander technique, Pilates, and Trager psychophysical integration for both 2007 and 2012.

NOTES: Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and using two age groups: 4–11 and 12–17.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2007, 2012

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