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Table 4 Adjusteda vaccination coverage levels of priority and non-priority adults by Chiropractic therapy 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)
Chiropractic use    
   Use Chiropractic therapy 41.7 (39.9, 43.5) 40.3 (39.3, 42.7) 55.2 (50.3, 60.1)
   CAM user, non-chiropractic 44.9 (43.7, 46.1)* 40.7 (39.3, 42.1) 60.1 (57.6, 62.6)
   Never used CAM 38.3 (36.1, 40.5)*+ 32.6 (30.2, 35.0)*+ 56.7 (51.2, 62.2)
Non-Priority Adults (n = 15,927) (n = 20,328) (n = 26,179)
Chiropractic use    
   Use Chiropractic therapy 15.8 (14.2, 17.4) 6.9 (6.1, 7.7) 25.7 (23.9, 27.4)
   CAM user, non-chiropractic 16.3 (15.3, 17.3) 6.7 (6.1, 6.7) 26.8 (25.8, 27.8)
   Never used CAM 12.0 (10.6, 13.4)*+ 4.5 (3.7, 5.3)*+ 21.2 (19.6, 22.8)*+
  1. * denotes significantly different than chiropractic users; + denotes significantly different than non-chiropractic 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.