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Table 4 Percent CAM usea in the last 12 months (standard error) by comorbid chronic condition among n = 1889 children reporting any mental health condition

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among children with mental health issues: results from the National Health Interview Survey

Comorbid Chronic Condition N Percent CAM use (standard error) P Valueb
Any Condition    <.001
 Yes 1067 24.1 (1.6)  
 No 822 13.0 (1.4)  
Asthma or respiratory allergy    .006
 Yes 635 24.4 (2.3)  
 No 1254 16.7 (1.4)  
Head/neck pain/back painc    <.011
 Yes 501 26.6 (2.2)  
 No 1388 16.6 (1.2)  
Sleep problemsd    <.001
 Yes 483 26.6 (2.5)  
 No 1406 16.6 (1.2)  
  1. a Any of 17 Cam modalities
  2. b Survey weighted Wald F-test comparing percent CAM use between children with and without the indicated comorbid chronic condition within the subpopulation of all children with any mental health condition
  3. c “Head” refers to headaches (including migraines); neck pain and low back pain were missing because children under 6 years (n = 54) were not asked these two questions
  4. d Sleep problems is defined as excessive sleepiness or insomnia