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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample and frequency of chronic conditions, national health interview survey, 2012

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among persons with multiple chronic conditions: results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

Characteristics   Chronic Condition
Overall Sample Hypercholesterolemia Hypertension Diabetes Obesity
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Age Group
  < 35 1241(8.0) 502(39.9) 823(66.6) 137(11.1) 490(39.8)
 35–49 2946(18.8) 1658(56.4) 1860(63.1) 516(17.5) 1327(44.9)
 50–64 5479(35.5) 3496(63.2) 3966(72.5) 1338(24.0) 2287(41.7)
  > 64 5797(37.7) 3833(66.0) 4649(80.2) 1537(26.3) 1523(26.4)
Sex
 Male 6964(44.9) 4322(61.8) 5045(72.5) 1616(22.9) 2503(35.9)
 Female 8499(55.1) 5167(60.5) 6253(73.7) 1912(22.3) 3124(36.8)
Race and Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White 11,663(75.6) 7423(63.4) 8212(70.5) 2500(21.3) 4186(35.8)
 Non-Hispanic Black/African American 2746(17.6) 1377(49.7) 2341(85.6) 762(27.5) 1199(44.2)
 Alaska Natives/American Indians 158(1.0) 86(54.1) 122(78.9) 53(33.7) 76(50.8)
 Non-Hispanic Other 896(5.8) 603(67.4) 623(69.5) 213(23.3) 166(18.3)
Education Level
 Less than High School 2890(18.5) 1718(59.1) 2291(79.6) 858(29.5) 1062(36.8)
 High School Graduate/Some College 8877(57.5) 5358(60.1) 6589(74.3) 2060(22.9) 3445(38.7)
 College/Professional Graduate 3696(24.0) 2413(65.2) 2418(65.4) 610(16.7) 1120(30.5)
Marital Status
 Married 8131(52.7) 5219(64.0) 5606(68.9) 1778(21.8) 2996(37.0)
 Widowed/Divorced 5114(33.1) 3150(61.2) 4052(79.4) 1293(24.7) 1682(32.7)
 Single/Never Married 2218(14.2) 1120(49.9) 1640(74.3) 457(20.5) 949(42.8)
Family Income
  < $20,000 6696(43.2) 3904(58.2) 5322(79.6) 1850(27.2) 2566(38.2)
 $20,000–$34,999 2107(13.8) 1312(62.0) 1546(73.4) 460(21.9) 802(38.0)
 $35,000–$49,999 2306(14.9) 1448(62.2) 1597(69.4) 473(21.0) 839(36.6)
 $50,000–$74,999 3435(22.3) 2256(65.3) 2145(62.5) 544(15.6) 1173(34.2)
 $75,000+ 919(5.8) 569(61.7) 688(75.4) 201(21.3) 247(26.9)
Health Insurance Coverage
 Yes 13,742(88.8) 8655(62.6) 10,009(73.0) 3198(23.0) 4894(35.7)
 No 1721(11.2) 834(48.9) 1289(74.7) 330(19.3) 733(42.2)
Regular Source of Care
 Yes 14,174(91.6) 8836(62.1) 10,389(73.4) 3353(23.4) 5240(37.0)
 No 1289(8.4) 653(50.7) 909(70.3) 175(13.5) 387(30.1)
Geographic Region
 Northeast 2554(16.6) 1610(62.4) 1803(70.8) 545(20.9) 878(34.2)
 Midwest 3206(20.8) 1981(61.4) 2320(72.2) 694(21.3) 1244(39.0)
 South 5962(38.6) 3581(59.9) 4536(76.3 1478(24.8) 2276(38.4)
 West 3741(24.0) 2317(61.9) 2639(70.6) 811(21.4) 1229(32.5)
Hypercholesterolemia
 Yes 9489(61.1) 5853(61.8) 2219(23.1) 3390(35.8)
 No 5974(38.9) 5445(91.1) 1309(21.8) 2237(37.3)
Hypertension
 Yes 11,298(73.2) 5853(51.6) 2591(22.7) 4422(39.1)
 No 4165(26.8) 3636(87.1) 937(22.4) 1205(28.9)
Diabetes
 Yes 3528(22.6) 2219(62.4) 2591(73.4) 1722(48.9)
 No 11,935(77.4) 7270(60.7) 8707(73.1) 3905(32.8)
Body Mass Index
  < 18.5 (Underweight) 782(5.1) 451(57.8) 579(73.5) 178(23.0)
 18.5–24.9 (Normal) 3618(23.6) 2199(60.2) 2461(68.0) 502(13.9)
 25.0–29.9 (Overweight) 5436(34.9) 3449(63.2) 3836(70.8) 1126(20.4)
 30.0+ (Obese) 5627(36.4) 3390(60.1) 4422(78.7) 1722(30.4)
Manipulative Methods
 Yes 3778(24.3) 2492(65.7) 2678(71.1) 762(20.2) 1425(38.0)
 No 11,685(75.7) 6997(59.6) 8620(73.8) 2766(23.4) 4202(35.9)
Mind-Body Interventions
 Yes 801(5.1) 497(62.0) 518(64.9) 88(11.4) 220(27.7)
 No 14,662(94.9) 8992(61.1) 10,780(73.6) 3440(23.2) 5407(36.9)
Biological Treatments
 Yes 42(0.3) 24(58.7) 32(76.2) 7(15.9) 11(27.0)
 No 15,421(99.7) 9465(61.1) 11,266(73.2) 3521(22.6) 5616(36.4)
Energy Therapies
 Yes 72(0.5) 49(67.3) 38(51.8) 11(14.5) 29(39.1)
 No 15,391(99.5) 9440(61.1) 11,260(73.3) 3517(22.6) 5598(36.4)
Alternative Systems
 Yes 592(3.8) 395(66.9) 394(66.6) 97(16.5) 204(34.8)
 No 14,871(96.2) 9094(60.9) 10,904(73.4) 3431(22.8) 5423(36.5)
  1. Note: All frequencies are unweighted; all percentages are weighted