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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and vaccination status by Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) use, 2002 National Health Interview Survey

From: Adult vaccination coverage levels among users of complementary/alternative medicine – results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Characteristic Recent CAM user (N = 10,867) Past CAM user (N = 12,781) Never CAM user (N = 6969)
  # % (95% CI) # % (95% CI) # % (95% CI)
Sex       
Female 6727 58.2 (± 1.1) 7154 51.3 (± 1.1) 3430 43.5 (± 1.4)
Age (years)       
18–49 yrs 6834 65.0 (± 1.1) 7027 58.1 (± 1.2) 4550 68.1 (± 1.4)
50–64 yrs 2545 23.4 (± 0.9) 2725 21.8 (± 0.9) 1164 16.3 (± 1.0)
65+ yrs 1488 11.6 (± 0.7) 3029 20.0 (± 0.9) 1255 15.6 (± 0.9)
Race/ethnicity       
NH-White 7686 76.8 (± 1.0) 8827 75.8 (± 1.1) 3532 60.5 (± 1.7)
NH-Black 1117 8.5 (± 0.7) 1632 10.6 (± 0.7) 1285 16.5 (± 1.3)
Hispanic 1459 8.5 (± 0.6) 1844 9.3 (± 0.7) 1904 18.7 (± 1.2)
NH-Other 605 6.2 (± 0.6) 478 4.4 (± 0.5) 248 4.4 (± 0.7)
Region       
Northeast 2009 19.6 (± 1.0) 2333 19.1 (± 1.0) 1241 18.7 (± 1.3)
Midwest 2675 25.8 (± 1.4) 3091 25.6 (± 1.1) 1291 20.5 (± 1.6)
South 3460 31.6 (± 1.4) 4867 38.1 (± 1.2) 3000 43.6 (± 1.8)
West 2723 23.0 (± 1.4) 2490 17.2 (± 0.9) 1437 17.2 (± 1.2)
Education level       
Less than High School 1186 9.5 (± 0.7) 2342 15.9 (± 0.8) 2335 30.1 (± 1.4)
High School or GEDa 2570 24.8 (± 1.1) 4021 32.4 (± 1.0) 2152 33.3 (± 1.3)
More than High School 7061 65.7 (± 1.2) 6310 51.7 (± 1.1) 2301 36.6 (± 1.6)
Poverty Status       
Below poverty 985 6.5 (± 0.5) 1328 7.6 (± 0.6) 1088 12.1 (± 0.9)
At or above poverty, < 200% poverty 1375 10.7 (± 0.7) 1915 12.7 (± 0.7) 1284 16.6 (± 1.0)
At or above 200% poverty 6486 63.9 (± 1.1) 6419 55.0 (± 1.1) 2502 40.8 (± 1.5)
Unknown 2021 18.8 (± 0.9) 3119 24.7 (± 1.0) 2095 30.5 (± 1.5)
Smoking status       
Current 2435 22.0 (± 1.0) 2727 21.3 (± 0.9) 1708 26.0 (± 1.3)
Former 2705 25.4 (± 1.1) 2953 23.5 (± 0.8) 1081 16.3 (± 1.1
Never 5706 52.6 (± 1.2) 7046 55.2 (± 1.0) 4047 57.6 (± 1.6)
# Dr. visits       
0–1 visits 2933 27.2 (± 1.0) 4400 35.3 (± 1.0) 3394 50.2 (± 1.5)
2–9 visits 5659 53.2 (± 1.0) 6560 52.3 (± 1.1) 2782 40.9 (± 1.5)
10+ visits 2188 19.6 (± 0.9) 1698 12.4 (± 0.6) 666 8.9 (± 0.8)
Usual source of care b       
Yes 9454 87.6 (± 0.7) 11121 88.0 (± 0.7) 5280 77.5 (± 1.2)
Priority for influenza vaccine       
Yes 5211 45.9 (± 1.2) 6627 49.0 (± 1.2) 2852 38.5 (± 1.5)
Priority for pneumococcal vaccine       
Yes 3238 27.5 (± 1.0) 4631 33.0 (± 1.1) 1968 26.0 (± 1.3)
Priority for hepatitis B vaccine       
Yes 1407 12.5 (± 0.7) 1052 8.3 (± 0.6) 498 6.8 (± 0.7)
Insurance status       
No Insurance 1537 13.2 (± 0.8) 1755 12.7 (± 0.7) 1782 24.2 (± 1.2)
Medicaid Only 447 3.1 (± 0.4) 595 3.8 (± 0.4) 600 7.0 (± 0.7)
Medicare Only 387 3.0 (± 0.4) 854 5.4 (± 0.5) 466 5.5 (± 0.6)
Single, Military, Other Pub/Govt, or IHS Only 229 1.8 (± 0.3) 288 2.0 (± 0.3) 160 2.1 (± 0.4)
Private Only 6217 61.0 (± 1.2) 6390 55.2 (± 1.1) 2932 47.1 (± 1.6)
Multiple Insurance 2050 17.8 (± 0.8) 2899 20.8 (± 0.9) 1029 14.0 (± 0.9)
Received influenza vaccine 3189 28.7 (± 1.0) 4165 31.4 (± 0.9) 1441 20.0 (± 1.1)
Received pneumococcal vaccine 1788 16.1 (± 0.8) 2513 18.4 (± 0.8) 771 10.9 (± 0.8)
Received hepatitis B vaccine 3066 30.1 (± 1.1) 2799 24.0 (± 1.0) 1206 19.5 (± 1.3)
  1. aGED: General Educational Development
  2. bFrom the question: "Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?"