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Table 3 Prevalence of CHA Use for Treatment Only, Wellness Only, and Both Wellness and Treatment, by BMI Status (Panel 1), and Multinomial Logit Regression Results Comparing Characteristics According to Reason for Use (Panel 2), NHIS 2012 (N = 9307)

From: A dual continuum model of the reasons for use of complementary health approaches among overweight and obese adults: findings from the 2012 NHIS

Panel 1
  Total % Under/Normal % Overweight % Obese %
Reason for use
 Treatment only 11.68 9.38 13.06 13.54
 Wellness only 45.86 51.19 44.01 39.75
 Both wellness and treatment 42.46 39.43 42.94 46.70
Panel 2
  Wellness only vs. treatment only AOR 95% CI Both wellness and treatment vs. treatment only AOR 95% CI
BMI Status
 Under/Normal 1.00   1.00  
 Overweight 0.82*   0.87  
 Obese 0.85+   0.84+  
Health and Lifestyle
 Functional limitations 0.58***   1.10  
 K6 1.66*   1.55+  
 Health conditions 0.90***   1.06*  
 Healthy behaviors 1.13*   1.25***  
  1. Note: p-value for bivariate design-based F test. p < .00001. Sample size includes all recent CHA users who mentioned up to three most important CHA modalities and responded to reasons for using each. Results from multinomial logit regression model that also included gender, age, race/ethnicity, nativity status, educational attainment, income, and marital status. All analyses weighted, see text for additional information
  2. + p < .1; * p < .05; ** p < .01; *** p < .001