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Table 2 Percentage of those who usually go to an alternative (folk) medicine practitioner for treatment by symptom and country

From: Prevalence and factors associated with the use of alternative (folk) medicine practitioners in 8 countries of the former Soviet Union

Symptom* Armenia Belarus Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Moldova Russia Ukraine
Headache 0.7 (0.3-1.1) 0.5 (0.2-0.9) 0.3 (0.0-0.6) 1.3 (0.8-1.8) 3.0 (2.2-3.8) 1.6 (1.0-2.2) 0.8 (0.5-1.1) 0.9 (0.5-1.2)
Chest pain 0.5 (0.1-1.0) 0.8 (0.3-1.3) 1.5 (0.7-2.3) 2.7 (1.7-3.7) 3.4 (2.4-4.4) 4.8 (3.6-6.0) 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 1.6 (0.9-2.2)
Bad cough 1.0 (0.4-1.5) 1.5 (1.0-2.1) 1.8 (0.9-2.7) 1.3 (0.8-1.9) 5.1 (4.1-6.2) 5.5 (4.4-6.7) 0.9 (0.6-1.3) 1.8 (1.2-2.3)
Breathlessness 0.9 (0.1-1.6) 1.4 (0.5-2.3) 3.8 (1.8-5.8) 2.4 (1.1-3.6) 6.2 (4.8-7.6) 3.4 (2.0-4.9) 0.8 (0.3-1.3) 1.4 (0.7-2.1)
Unusual lump under the skin 1.9 (0.0-4.0) 3.6 (1.6-5.7) 2.8 (0.1-5.5) 8.5 (5.2-11.7) 5.2 (3.8-6.6) 11.0 (8.2-13.7) 1.5 (0.5-2.5) 3.0 (1.3-4.8)
Warts 10.8 (6.3-15.2) 14.2 (11.3-17.1) 11.0 (6.5-15.5) 18.8 (15.4-22.2) 18.7 (16.4-21.0) 19.1 (15.8-22.4) 10.8 (8.9-12.8) 15.0 (12.1-17.9)
Vomiting 1.0 (0.2-1.8) 0.8 (0.3-1.3) 0.6 (0.0-1.2) 0.8 (0.3-1.4) 6.8 (5.5-8.1) 3.6 (2.5-4.7) 1.0 (0.6-1.5) 1.2 (0.6-1.8)
Fever (≥3 days) 1.0 (0.4-1.5) 0.6 (0.2-0.9) 1.1 (0.5-1.7) 1.1 (0.5-1.6) 4.5 (3.5-5.5) 2.7 (1.9-3.6) 0.4 (0.2-0.7) 1.5 (1.0-2.1)
Abdominal pain 3.5 (2.2-4.8) 0.9 (0.4-1.5) 0.8 (0.2-1.4) 2.2 (1.2-3.1) 5.6 (4.5-6.8) 4.0 (2.9-5.1) 0.7 (0.4-1.1) 2.0 (1.3-2.7)
Diarrhoea 1.1 (0.5-1.8) 0.9 (0.4-1.4) 0.1 (0.0-0.3) 1.0 (0.5-1.5) 4.4 (3.4-5.4) 4.1 (2.9-5.2) 0.6 (0.3-0.9) 1.7 (1.1-2.3)
  1. * Analysis is restricted to those who ever had the respective symptom.
  2. Data is % (95% CI).