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Table 3 Medical problems for which pediatricians refer/consider referring for CAM therapies (N = 519)

From: Pediatricians' attitudes, experience and referral patterns regarding complementary/alternative medicine: a national survey

  Medical Problems Percentage
1 Chronic Problems (headaches, abdominal pain, asthma, pain management 86%
2 When conventional medical therapies failed 56%
3 Other chronic diseases with no known cure 55.5%
4 Behavioral problems (ADHD) 49%
5 Psychiatric Disorder (depression, anxiety, eating disorders) 47%
6 Neurological Disorders (seizures, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy) 28%
7 Cancer 26%
8 Autoimmune Disorders (SLE, arthritis) 26%
9 HIV 20.5%
10 Other 10%