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Table 3 Complementary and alternative treatment of 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 (%)
Pattern of CAM use   
CAM only 163 75.5
CAM with Orthodox medicine 51 23.6
Total 214 99.1
Missing system 2 0.9
Frequency of use of CAM   
None 36 16.7
Anytime with pain 81 37.5
Daily 47 21.8
Weekly 30 13.9
Monthly 12 5.6
Annually 7 3.2
Less than once a year 3 1.4
Total 216 100.0
Frequency of visits to CAM Practitioners   
None 134 62.0
Anytime there is pain 44 20.4
Daily 12 5.6
Weekly 10 4.6
Monthly 13 6.0
Others 3 1.5
Total 216 100.0