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Table 2 Use of CAM practitioner by number of chronic conditions and sample type

From: Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners by older Australians: results from a national survey

  Number of respondents Percent of people in this sample and with this number of conditions attending a complementary practitioner
   Percent 95% confidence interval
NSA Sample     
Number of chronic conditions     
0 205 8.9 5.5 12.3
1 350 11.4 9.1 13.7
2 383 6.2 3.3 9.1
3 236 9.6 5.4 13.8
4 136 7.4 3.2 11.5
5 or more 122 8.6 3.3 14.0
Overall 1,432 8.8 7.3 10.4
NDDS Sample     
Number of chronic conditions     
0 7 NA   
1 49 1.3 −2.5 5.0
2 105 0.7 −1.1 2.5
3 91 4.6 −0.2 9.3
4 75 5.7 0.3 11.2
5 or more 100 7.2 2.2 12.2
Overall 427 3.9 1.9 6.0
Lung Foundation Sample     
Number of chronic conditions     
0 6 NA   
1 82 1.2 −0.7 3.1
2 129 3.1 0.2 6.0
3 125 3.2 0.1 6.3
4 134 6.0 2.6 9.5
5 or more 205 2.7 0.2 5.2
Overall 681 3.3 2.1 4.5
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