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Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches in the United States, 2012

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Horizontal bar graph from 2012 National Health Interview Survey depicting the most common complementary health approaches among adults.<br />
Natural products: 17.7 percent<br />
Deep breathing: 10.9 percent<br />
Yoga, tai chi, or qi gong: 10.1 percent<br />
Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation: 8.4 percent<br />
Meditation: 8.0 percent<br />
Massage: 6.9 percent<br />
Special diets: 3.0 percent<br />
Homeopathy: 2.2 percent<br />
Progressive relaxation: 2.1 percent<br />
Guided imagery: 1.7 percent
Horizontal bar graph from 2012 National Health Interview Survey depicting diseases or conditions for which complementary health approaches are most frequently used among adults.<br />
Back pain: 14.9 percent<br />
Neck pain: 7.1 percent<br />
Joint pain or stiffness: 6.7 percent<br />
Cardiovascular conditions: 5.5 percent<br />
Arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia: 4.1 percent<br />
Anxiety or depression: 2.9 percent<br />

*Dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals.

**Nahin RL. 2016. National Health Interview Survey 2012 data on diseases and conditions for which adults use complementary health approaches. Unpublished raw data.

Source: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL. Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012. National health statistics reports; no 79. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015.

 

10 Most Common Complementary Health Approaches Among Children - 2012 Natural products (Natural products are dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals), 4.9% Chiropractic or Osteopathic Manipulation, 3.3% Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong, 3.2% Deep Breathing, 2.7% Homeopathy, 1.8% Meditation, 1.6% Special Diets, 0.7% Massage, 0.7% Guided Imagery, 0.4% Movement Therapies, 0.4%
Diseases/Conditions for Which Complementary Health Approaches Are Most Frequently Used Among Children - 2012 Back or Neck Pain, 8.9% Other Musculoskeletal, 6.0% Head or Chest Cold, 5.1% Anxiety or Stress, 3.4% ADHD, 2.2% Insomnia, 1.7%

* Dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals.

** Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Source: Black LI, Clarke TC, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ, Nahin RL. Use of complementary health approaches among children aged 4 to 17 years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2012. National health statistics reports; no 78. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015.

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