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Table 2 CAM use by AA and CA Rural Older adults

From: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by african american (AA) and caucasian american (CA) older adults in a rural setting: a descriptive, comparative study

CAM Used African Americans (n = 40) Caucasian Americans (n = 143)
Acupuncture 0 1 (.7%)
Aroma Therapy 1 (2.5%) 3 (2.1%)
Art Therapy 1 (2.5%) 1 (.7%)
Biofeedback 2 (5%) 0
Chelation 0 1 (.7%)
Chiropractic Medicine 3 (7.5%) 27 (19%)
Chondroiton 0 13 (9.2%)
Exercise 23 (57.5%) 94 (66.2%)
*Glucosamine 0 28 (19.7%)
Herbs 10 (25%) 33 (23.2%)
Hypnosis 0 1 (.7%)
Journal Writing 2 (5%) 12 (8.5%)
Magnetic Therapy 2 (5%) 9 (6.3%)
Massage Therapy 4 (10%) 16 (11.3%)
Meditation 12 (30%) 32 (22.5%)
Melatonin 0 7 (4.9%)
Metal Therapy 0 2 (1.4%)
Music Therapy 6 (15%) 15 (10.6%)
Naturopathic Medicine 0 4 (2.8%)
Prayer 36 (90%) 119 (83.8%)
Qi 1 (2.5%) 1 (.7%)
Reiki 0 1 (.7%)
Taichi 0 2 (1.4%)
Therapeutic Touch 2 (5%) 1 (.7%)
Vitamins 29 (72.5) 122 (85.9%)
Visual Imagery 2 (5%) 4 (2.8%)
Yoga 1 (2.5%) 4 (2.8%)
Other 0 9 (6.3%)
  1. *Significant difference by race at p = .05