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Table 2 Lifetime, 12-month and point prevalence and pattern of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use for musculoskeletal pain (N = 216)

From: Prevalence and modes of complementary and alternative medicine use among peasant farmers with musculoskeletal pain in a rural community in South-Western Nigeria

Variable Frequency Percentage (%)
Lifetime Prevalence of CAM use   
Yes 209 96.8
No 7 3.2
12-month Prevalence of CAM use   
Yes 209 96.8
No 7 3.2
Point/Current Prevalence of CAM use   
Yes 209 96.8
No 7 3.2
Pattern of within 12-month previous use of CAM   
Herbal therapy 181 83.8
Massage 173 80.1
Concoction and black soap bath 130 60.2
Body incisions or medicinal scarifications 24 11.1
Dietary supplementary diets or fasting 2 1.0
Prayer or incantations 14 6.5
Heat therapy 16 7.4
Mind-body intervention 33 15.3
Others 3 1.5
Pattern of Current use of CAM   
Herbal therapy 81 37.5
Massage 81 37.5
Concoction and black soap bath 36 16.7
Body incisions or medicinal scarifications 13 6
Prayers 6 2.8
Heat therapy 14 6.5
Mind-body intervention 71 32.8
Others 24 11.1