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Table 1 Back pain status by consultations with conventional health care providers and CAM practitioners

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey

Consultations Did not have back pain (n = 2,449) Had back pain – rarely (n = 2,268) Had back pain – sometimes (n = 3,731) Had back pain – often (n = 2,044) Total back pain (n = 8,043)
  % % % % %
Conventional only 62.8 58.6 49.4 46.6 51.3
CAM only 1.7 2.3 1.8 1.0 1.7
CAM and conventional 29.4 35.0 45.9 51.5 44.2
Neither conventional or CAM 6.1 4.1 2.9 0.9 2.8