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Table 2 Any treatments received from any providers during the last 12 months

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Norway: a cross-sectional survey with a modified Norwegian version of the international questionnaire to measure use of complementary and alternative medicine (I-CAM-QN)

   Motivation %   Mean number of visits during last 3 months (SD)
  Used last 12 months (%)
Total (women) men
p-value sex Acute illness Long-term illness Improvement of wellbeing Other Helpfulness % (Very or somewhat)
Physiciansa 76.1 (84.1) 68.1 < 0.001 25.5 38.6 6.0 29.9 95.2 4.39 (5.74)
Chiropractorsa 10.2 (11.3) 9.1 0.093 33.2 46.1 4.8 15.9 93.0 5.60 (6.38)
Homeopath 0.8 (1.0) 0.7 0.456 7.1 69.3 5.4 18.1 94.1 4.48 (3.41)
Acupuncturist 2.7 (3.4) 2.0 0.050 11.0 49.0 13.0 27.0 85.4 6.24 (6.62)
Herbalist 0.6 (0.9) 0.4 0.160 7.6 22.4 39.7 30.3 84.8 3.57 (3.54)
Healer 0.9 (1.3) 0.6 0.103 0.0 31.3 26.3 42.3 94.3 6.77 (11.33)
Traditional healer 0.2 (0.4) 0.1 0.177 0.0 38.0 20.8 41.1 100 3.71 (3.73)
Reflexologist 1.4 (2.1) 0.7 0.007 3.2 32.6 49.1 15.1 92.0 3.76 (4.31)
Kinesiologist 0.2 (0.3) 0.2 0.649 0.0 38.7 15.9 45.3 100 4.15 (3.09)
Massage therapist 7.4 (10.6) 4.3 < 0.001 7.8 22.4 55.3 14.4 95.0 4.74 (10.75)
Naprapathb 3.1 (3.3) 3.0 0.680 23.2 55.4 6.3 15.0 91.3 4.68 (3.91)
Osteopath 1.6 (2.3) 0.9 0.012 6.7 74.0 3.3 16.0 92.5 5.22 (4.63)
Cupping therapist 0.7 (0.9) 0.5 0.278 7.3 43.1 19.9 29.8 94.2 6.49 (6.51)
Other 0.5 (0.7) 0.3 0.201 14.6 56.1 4.6 24.7 94.8 11.95 (16.66)
Over-all use of CAM providers 14.7 (19.4) 10.1 < 0.001       
  1. a Authorised health care providers in Norway and therefore not considered as CAM providers. b Naprapathy is a system of specific examination, diagnostics, manual treatment and rehabilitation of pain and dysfunction in the neuro-musculoskeletal system