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Table 2 Types of CAM modalities used during the MERS outbreak

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among outpatients during the 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea: a cross-sectional study

CAM modalitiesCAM users
n = 252 (%)
Natural producta
 Multivitamin129 (51.2)
 Whole grain/Brown rice/Black Bean81 (32.1)
 Probiotics78 (31.0)
 Ginseng/Balloon Flower Root75 (29.8)
 Garlic/Ginger55 (21.8)
 Dietary supplements54 (21.4)
 Propolis23 (9.1)
 Cinnamon12 (4.8)
 Chinese yam10 (4.0)
 Green Vegetable Juice3 (1.2)
Mind and body Practicesa
 Exercise70 (27.8)
 Pray/Meditation25 (9.9)
 Massage19 (7.5)
 Yoga/Aerobic9 (3.6)
 Chiropractic4 (1.6)
Other complementary health approachesa
 Traditional Korean medicine16 (6.3)
 Acupuncture8 (3.2)
  1. a Columns do not add up to 100% due to use of multiple treatments