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Table 6 Multivariable Survey logistic regression for any CAM use in the last 12 months 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

Variable Odds ratio 95% CI P Value
Female (vs male) 2.16 (1.56, 2.99) <.001
Age (reference: 4–7 years)
 8–11 years 2.18 (1.21, 3.95) .010
 12–17 years 1.14 (0.58, 2.23) .710
Bmi (reference: overweight/obese)
 Underweight 1.83 (1.00, 3.35) .051
 Normal weight 1.81 (1.14, 2.86) .012
Non-Hispanic White (vs other) 1.30 (0.86, 1.98) .216
Parent’s education (reference: HS or less)
 Some college 1.35 (0.86, 2.12) .186
 At least a Bachelor’s degree 2.31 (1.28, 4.15) .005
Income (reference: ≤$34,999)
 $35,000–$74,999 2.01 (1.29, 3.13) .002
  ≥ $75,000 2.84 (1.67, 4.82) <.001
Region (reference: South)
 Midwest 1.49 (0.83, 2.68) .182
 South 1.07 (0.59, 1.94) .815
 West 2.59 (1.39, 4.81) .003
Family has health insurance 0.61 (0.27, 1.40) .245
Asthma or respiratory allergy 1.69 (1.17, 2.45) .005
Head/neck pain/back pain 1.44 (1.05, 1.98) .026
Sleep problems 1.76 (1.22, 2.54) .001