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  • Survey: 2012 NHIS - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Starting Point: Prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use
  • Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Overall CAM Use
  • Question: Children who used one or more CAM modalities
  • Sub Group: Chronic conditions

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Tabular Data

How many children used one or more CAM modalities from the list of 34 CAM modalities, excluding multi-vitamins/minerals?
Used two or more CAM modalities in the past 12 monthsUsed only one CAM modality in the past 12 monthsEver used CAM, but not in the past 12 monthsNever used CAMTotal %
No chronic conditions%3.812.15.778.4100.0
C.I.(3.1 - 4.6)(10.9 - 13.3)(4.8 - 6.6)(76.6 - 80.1)
Sample Count1555792693,536
Pop. Est.998,9663,155,5071,477,62220,440,723
One chronic condition%4.615.57.872.1100.0
C.I.(3.4 - 5.8)(13.4 - 17.6)(6.3 - 9.3)(69.6 - 74.6)
Sample Count1033471691,596
Pop. Est.578,2261,938,152971,6639,007,761
Two or more chronic conditions%
C.I.(8.8 - 11.5)(15.6 - 19.2)(7.5 - 9.9)(61.6 - 65.9)
Sample Count3105782962,081
Pop. Est.1,836,8323,148,1401,573,17511,537,017

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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With funding and direction from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Health Interview Survey Complementary and Alternative Medicine Supplement was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Health Interview Survey Complementary and Alternative Medicine Supplement. NHIS-CAM 2012. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from