10-21-Complementary & alternative medicine II-overheads

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SOC 354K Part 3:  Alternative Medicine / Physician-Patient Relationships Wednesday, 10/21 Complementary and Alternative Medicine II (Astin, 1998) Objectives o Be able to answer the following questions: Who uses CAM? What do people use CAM for? What are the most common CAM therapies? Does CAM work? Who Uses CAM? NCCAM Study http://nccam.nih.gov/news/camstats/2007/camsurvey_fs1.htm  
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The differences between the bolded education are low. As income increases, CAM use increases. CAM use in 2007, by selected variables % using any CAM Gender Female 42.8 Male 33.5 Education Level Less than high school 20.8 High School Graduate or GED recipient 31.0 Some College-nodegree 45.0 Associate of Arts Degree 47.2 Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree 49.6 Masters, Doctorate, Professional Degree 55.4 Poverty Status Poor 28.9 Near poor 30.9 Not poor 43.3 Number of Health Conditions 0 conditions 21.3 1-2 conditions 33.3 3-5 conditions 42.3 6 or more conditions 53.8 Delayed conventional care because of worry about cost Yes 48.2 No 37.0
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Did not receive conventional care because could not afford it Yes 46.1 No 37.5 Source: http://nccam.nih.gov/news/2008/nhsr12.pdf
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