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Table 3 Adjusted Odds Ratios and Confidence Intervals for Reported Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in a Healthy US Military Population

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among US Navy and Marine Corps personnel

Variable Total n = 1,305 CAM Use n = 485 OR 95% CI
Gender     
   Male 1,009 338 1.00 --
   Female 296 147 2.18 1.66, 2.87
Rank     
   Enlisted 1,009 356 1.00 --
   Officer 296 129 1.53 1.15, 2.04
Race/ethnicity     
   White 871 355 1.00 --
   Black 183 55 0.60 0.42, 0.86
   Hispanic 119 29 0.44 0.28, 0.69
   Asian/Pacific Islander 84 28 0.78 0.48, 1.28
   Other 48 18 0.75 0.40, 1.39
Body pain in past 4 weeks     
   None/very mild 763 256 1.00 --
   Mild 306 111 1.14 0.85, 1.52
   Moderate/severe 236 118 1.91 1.39, 2.61
Level of satisfaction with physician     
   Very 607 198 1.00 --
   Somewhat 510 204 1.44 1.11, 1.86
   Not very or not at all 188 83 1.59 1.11, 2.28
  1. * CAM indicates complementary and alternate medicine; OR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  2. Reference category.