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Table 2 Consulted an Alternative Health Care Provider: Population Aged 18 or over in Ontario, 2005

From: Alternative health care consultations in Ontario, Canada: A geographic and socio-demographic analysis

  All Consultations Massage Therapist Acupuncturist Homeopath/Naturopath
  Total Percent Total Percent Total Percent Total Percent
Total 1,237,771 12.9* 819,489 8.5* 219,179 2.3* 248,036 2.6*
Sex         
   Male 437,487 35.3** 271,686 33.2** 94,069 42.9** 75,965 30.6**
   Female 800,284 64.7** 547,803 66.8** 125,110 57.1** 172,071 69.4**
Age         
   18-34 374,672 30.3** 273,732 33.4** 45,314 20.7** 68,616 27.7**
   35-49 509,998 41.2** 344,485 42.1** 87,480 39.9** 110,327 44.5**
   50-64 265,224 21.4** 164,967 20.1** 60,296 27.5** 51,963 20.9**
   65 and over 87,877 7.1** 36,306 4.4** 26,090 11.9** 17,129 6.9**
Residence         
   Urban 1,062,617 85.8** 706,467 86.2** 191,792 87.5** 204,563 82.5**
   Rural 175,154 14.2** 113,022 13.8** 27,387 12.5** 43,474 17.5**
  1. * Percent of total population in Ontario aged 18 or over.
  2. ** Percent of alternative care consultations