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13-year trends for complementary approaches where questions are very similar across years [text version]

Percent of Adult Population Reporting Use of the Approach in the NHIS
  Acupuncture Guided Imagery Progressive Relaxation Massage Yoga
1999 1.4 1.7 5 6.4 NA
2002 1.1 2.1 3 5 5.1
2007 1.4 2.2 2.9 8.3 6.1
2012 1.5 1.7 2.1 6.8 9.5

NA: Not available.

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1 Citation: Ni H, Simile C, Hardy AM. Utilization of complementary and alternative medicine by United States adults: Results from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey. Med Care 2002; 40(4):353–8.

2 Citation: Barnes P, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, Nahin R. CDC Advance Data Report #343. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults: United States, 2002 (540K PDF*). May 27, 2004.

3 Citation: Barnes PM, Bloom B, Nahin R. CDC National Health Statistics Report #12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007 (360K PDF*). December 10, 2008.

4 Citation: 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. (240KB PDF)

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