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Table 2 Health care providers consulted in the past 12 months

From: The utilization of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine for non-communicable diseases and mental disorders in health care patients in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Health care providers consulted in the past 12 months Visited Motivation Helpfulness
(N, %) Acute illness (%) Long term illness (%) To improve well-being or other (%) Very/somewhat (%)
Medical practitioner
 All 4226 (90.7) 21.5 61.2 14.4 68.0/27.7
 Cambodia 1449 (90.7) 32.3 58.3 23.8 53.2/45.7
 Thailand 1420 (96.5) 8.4 73.9 50.9 89.3/8.5
 Vietnam 1357 (85.2) 23.8 50.9 17.1 61.6/29.1
Herbalist
 All 753 (17.3) 24.7 44.4 30.8 31.8/55.3
 Cambodia 325 (20.5) 46.2 28.6 25.2 14.2/73.5
 Thailand 118 (9.6) 5.1 69.2 25.6 47.0/42.7
 Vietnam 310 (20.0) 9.4 51.6 38.6 44.7/40.8
Massage therapist
 All 256 (6.0) 5.1 50.0 44.1 50.0/38.3
 Cambodia 36 (2.3) 19.4 22.2 55.6 11.1/66.7
 Thailand 188 (15.1) 3.2 59.0 32.4 58.0/33.0
 Vietnam 32 (2.2) 0.0 28.1 46.9 46.9/37.5
Acupuncturist
 All 240 (5.5) 19.0 49.8 30.7 42.4/47.2
 Cambodia 83 (5.2) 30.1 34.9 32.5 15.7/74.7
 Thailand 43 (3.5) 4.7 67.4 27.9 81.4/16.3
 Vietnam 114 (7.5) 16.2 54.3 7.6 47.6/38.1
Spiritual healer
 All 24 (0.6) 29.2 45.8 25.0 29.2/45.8
 Cambodia 6 (0.4) 33.0 33.3 33.3 16.7/50.0
 Thailand 3 (0.3) 0.0 100 0.0 66.7/50.0
 Vietnam 15 (1.0) 33.3 33.3 33.3 26.7/46.7