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Table 3 Topics discussed and populations targeted in health promotion activities (n = 814)

From: Community education and health promotion activities of naturopathic practitioners: results of an international cross-sectional survey

Topics
Naturopathic approaches to understanding health 587 (72.1)
Effective ways to change health behaviours for improved health 569 (69.9)
Self-care 564 (69.3)
Managing current health issues 534 (65.6)
Preventing future health issues 533 (65.5)
Naturopathic treatments 500 (61.4)
Causes of ill health 495 (60.8)
Naturopathic principles and philosophies 462 (56.8)
Populations targeted
General population 633 (77.8)
Individuals with low income 175 (21.5)
Infants and children 193 (23.7)
Pregnant women 166 (20.4)
Elderly 173 (21.3)
Military personnel or veterans 35 (4.3)
Disease-specific populations 185 (22.7)
Disease-specific topics:a
  Endocrine 47 (25.4)
  Autoimmune and allergy 39 (21.1)
  Cancer 34 (18.4)
  Mental health 32 (17.3)
  Female reproductive 31 (16.8)
  Musculoskeletal 26 (14.1)
  Cardiovascular 26 (14.1)
  Gastrointestinal 19 (10.3)
  Neurological 15 (8.1)
  Weight management 14 (7.6)
  Maternal health 9 (4.9)
  Skin conditions 7 (3.8)
  Infectious disease 7 (3.8)
  Ageing and cognition 6 (3.2)
  Urogenital and men’s health 5 (2.7)
  Respiratory 1 (0.5)
  1. aPercentages calculated from number of respondents indicating they targeted disease-specific populations