Category: alternative medicine

Expenditures on Complementary Health Approaches: United States, 2012

A new NCHS report presents estimates of expenditures on complementary health approach use among the U.S. population. Estimates are presented for adults and children separately and combined, as well as stratified by type of approach and family income. Findings: An estimated 59 million persons aged 4 years and over had at least one expenditure for some type Read More >

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Wellness-related Use of Common Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2012

A new report presents national estimates of selected wellness-related reasons for the use of natural product supplements, yoga, and spinal manipulation among U.S. adults in 2012. Self-reported perceived health outcomes were also examined. Data was taken from 34,525 adults aged 18 and over collected as part of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey were analyzed for Read More >

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New Reports on Complementary Health Approaches in the United States

Two new reports from NCHS,  Trends in the Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2002–2012 and Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Children Aged 4–17 Years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2012, present national estimates of the use of complementary health approaches. The complementary health approaches among adults report looked at three Read More >

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The National Center for Health Statistics’ Office of Public Affairs keeps an archive of previously released press releases going back to 1994. The news releases cover the wide range of important and interesting health topics that our data cover. To search these news releases by date or by subject matter, visit the NCHS Press Room and Read More >

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