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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in the United States

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Source: Barnes P, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, Nahin R. CDC Advance Data Report #343. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults: United States, 2002. May 27, 2004.

Credit: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, DDHHS

CAM Use by U.S. Adults—2002

Title: CAM use by U.S. Adults—2002

Caption: CAM Use by U.S. Adults—2002
Percentage of adults who have used complementary and alternative medicine in the past 12 months.

10 Most Common CAM Therapies—2002

Title: 10 Most Common CAM Therapies—2002

Caption: 10 Most Common CAM Therapies—2002
The 10 complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies most commonly used measured in terms of the percentage of adults who used CAM.

Disease/Condition for Which CAM Is Most Frequently Used

Title: Disease/Condition for Which CAM Is Most Frequently Used

Caption: Disease/Condition for Which CAM Is Most Frequently Used
Percentage of U.S. adults who used complementary and alternative medicine (excluding megavitamin therapy and prayer) during the past 12 months by specific diseases and conditions.

Top 10 Natural Products Used by Adult CAM Users—2002

Title: Top 10 Natural Products Used by Adult CAM Users—2002

Caption: Top 10 Natural Products Used by Adult CAM Users—2002
Of nonvitamin, nonmineral natural products, these are the most commonly used.

Reasons People Use CAM

Title: Reasons People Use CAM

Caption: Reasons People Use CAM
Percentage of adult users of complementary and alternative (CAM) by selected reasons for using CAM.