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  • Survey: 2012 NHIS - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Starting Point: CAM Use and Children's Health Status
  • Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Prevalence of Health Conditions Among CAM Users
  • Question: Children with one or more emotional, mental or behavioral conditions, age 4-17 years
  • Sub Group: Overall CAM use, excluding multi-vitamins/minerals

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Tabular Data

How many children age 4-17 years has one or more emotional, mental or behavioral conditions reported in Sample Child Core?
One or more EMB conditionsNo EMB conditionsTotal %
Used one or more CAM modalities%29.970.1100.0
C.I.(27.3 - 32.5)(67.5 - 72.7)
Sample Count6261,446
Pop. Est.3,488,1168,167,707
Did not use any CAM modalities%19.480.6100.0
C.I.(18.3 - 20.6)(79.4 - 81.7)
Sample Count1,5736,374
Pop. Est.8,738,60436,269,357

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