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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusteda vaccination coverage levels among priority and non-priority adults by 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)

  Influenza % (95% CI) Pneumococcal % (95% CI) Hepatitis B % (95% CI)
Priority Adults (n = 14,595) (n = 9,596) (n = 2,848)
Unadjusted results    
CAM use    
   Recent 42.1 (40.6, 43.6) 37.6 (35.6, 39.5) 59.9 (56.7, 63.1)
   Past 46.9 (45.5, 48.3)* 43.6 (42.0, 45.2)* 58.2 (54.8, 61.7)
   Never 35.6 (33.4, 37.7)*+ 30.1 (27.8, 32.4)*+ 48.4 (42.8, 54.0)*+
Adjusted results    
CAM use    
   Recent 43.5 (41.9, 45.1) 39.6 (37.6, 41.6) 59.5 (56.4, 62.6)
   Past 44.4 (43.0, 45.8) 41.2 (39.6, 42.8) 58.2 (54.9, 61.5)
   Never 38.2 (36.0, 40.4)*+ 32.7 (30.3, 35.1)*+ 56.4 (50.9, 61.9)
Non-Priority Adults (n = 15,927) (n = 20,328) (n = 26,179)
Unadjusted results    
CAM use    
   Recent 17.3 (16.1, 18.5) 8.0 (7.2, 8.7) 25.7 (24.6, 26.9)
   Past 16.4 (15.4, 17.5) 6.0 (5.4, 6.6)* 20.9 (19.8, 21.9)*
   Never 10.3 (9.2, 11.4)*+ 4.1 (3.5, 4.8)*+ 17.4 (16.0, 18.7)*+
Adjusted results    
CAM use    
   Recent 16.1 (14.9, 17.3) 7.6 (6.8, 8.4) 27.5 (26.1, 28.9)
   Past 16.3 (15.3, 17.3) 6.0 (5.4, 6.6)* 25.6 (24.4, 26.8)*
   Never 12.0 (10.6, 13.4)*+ 4.4 (3.6, 5.2)*+ 21.1 (19.5, 22.7)*+
  1. * denotes significantly different than recent cam users; + denotes significantly different than past cam users
  2. aMultivariable model adjusts for age, gender, race/ethnicity, education level, federal poverty level, region, having a usual source of care other than the emergency department, number of visits to a physician during the past 12 months, health insurance status, and smoking status.