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Table 6 Adjusted Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) for Associations of Fatigue Groups with Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Categories

From: Complementary and alternative medical therapy utilization by people with chronic fatiguing illnesses in the United States

  CFS-like Chronic Fatigue Prolonged Fatigue Non-fatigued p-trend
CAM use OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR  
Body-Based 2.52 (1.32–4.82) 1.52 (1.07–2.16) 1.67 (0.88–3.17) 1.0 0.002
Alternative Medicine^+ 2.55 (0.97–6.71) 1.43 (0.79–2.59) 0.29 (0.04–2.22) 1.0 0.07
Mind-body (includes Prayer)^ 1.33 (0.63–2.83) 1.17 (0.83–1.66) 1.39 (0.70–2.73) 1.0 0.28
Mind-body (excludes Prayer)^ 1.47 (0.73–2.97) 1.73 (1.20–2.48) 1.65 (0.84–3.22) 1.0 0.006
Biologically-based^ 1.48 (0.77–2.87) 1.19 (0.84–1.68) 0.92 (0.46–1.81) 1.0 0.19
Energy 1.86 (0.65–5.38) 1.58 (0.86–2.91) 1.54 (0.50–4.74) 1.0 0.09
  1. All models include adjustment for age (continuous) and sex and count of other diagnoses; includes adjustment for income; ^ includes adjustment for education; +includes adjustment for geographic area