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  • Survey: 2012 NHIS - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Starting Point: CAM Use and Conventional Health Care Use and Telling Doctors About CAM Use
  • Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Prevalence of CAM Use Among Children Who Used Conventional Health Care
  • Question: Children who used one or more CAM modalities in the past 12 months, excluding multi-vitamins/minerals
  • Sub Group: Number of office visits to medical health professionals

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How many children used one or more CAM modalities in the past 12 months from the list of 34 CAM modalities, excluding multi-vitamins/minerals?
Used one or more CAM modalitiesDid not use CAMTotal %
0-1 office visit%16.383.7100.0
C.I.(14.6 - 18.1)(81.9 - 85.4)
Sample Count6222,997
Pop. Est.3,253,22316,690,020
2-5 office visits%20.979.1100.0
C.I.(19.3 - 22.4)(77.6 - 80.7)
Sample Count1,0574,047
Pop. Est.6,066,05722,995,761
6 or more office visits%31.668.4100.0
C.I.(28.5 - 34.8)(65.2 - 71.5)
Sample Count389854
Pop. Est.2,319,7105,012,963

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