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Table 6 Reasons for using CAM remedies *

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults in Enugu, Nigeria

S/N Reasons for Use Frequency Percentage
a. Conventional medicine is not effective 45 7.3%
b. CAM is quick or fast in action 118 19.0%
c. Conventional medicine is expensive 48 7.7%
d. CAM remedies are natural 298 48.1%
e. Conventional medicine has side effects 93 15.0%
f. CAM is more in keeping with one's belief and faith 34 7.1.0%
g. To promote and maintain health 287 46.3%
h. Others 15 2.4%
  1. *Multiple responses given