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Table 5

Frequencies and age-adjusted percentages of children aged 4–17 years who used complementary health approaches in the past 12 months for specific conditions, among those who used complementary health approaches, by the condition for which it was used: United States, 2007 and 2012

Disease or condition1Number (in
Number (in
Back or neck pain6868.8 (1.12)6028.9 (1.14)
Head or chest cold4096.5 (1.38)2945.1 (0.92)
Other musculoskeletal conditions3455.0 (0.99)4166.0 (0.98)
Anxiety or stress 2934.4 (0.94)2213.4 (0.72)
ADHD or ADD31502.3 (0.52)1312.2 (0.59)
Insomnia or trouble sleeping 1342.0 (0.59)1101.7 (0.43)
Constipation 701.2 (0.38)
Respiratory allergy681.2 (0.53)691.0 (0.39)
Sore throat other than strep or tonsillitis941.4 (0.59)500.9 (0.42)
Sinusitis1172.0 (0.78)450.7 (0.31)
Abdominal pain 661.0 (0.39)440.6 (0.26)
Depression1780.9 (0.28)410.6 (0.23)
Asthma1121.8 (0.65)340.5 (0.21)
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%.
1Respondents may have used more than one modality to treat a disease or condition, but were counted only once under each disease or condition treated. The questions about using a modality to treat a disease or condition were only asked of respondents who had used the modality within the past 12 months. The exception to this is the questions about using nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements to treat a disease or condition, which were only asked of respondents who had used nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements within the past 30 days.
2The denominator used in the calculation of percentages was the number of children who used complementary health approaches within the past 12 months, excluding persons with unknown information about whether a complementary health approach was used to treat the specified condition.
3ADHD is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and ADD is attention deficit disorder.

NOTES: Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age-adjusted using the 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 and 2012.

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