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Article: Acupuncture use among american adults: What acupuncture practitioners can learn from national health interview survey 2007?

TitleAcupuncture use among american adults: What acupuncture practitioners can learn from national health interview survey 2007?
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Issue Date2012
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/
Citation
Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examined the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2007 and explored acupuncture users sociodemographics characteristics, reasons and the nature of acupuncture use, and the relationship of such use with conventional medical care. All individuals who completed adults core interviews (N = 23,393) were included. Three subsets of samples (nonuser, former user, and recent user) were used in the analysis performed in Stata. Our findings revealed that ever acupuncture user (including former and recent user) increased from 4.2% to 6.3% of the population, representing 8.19 million and 14.01 million users in 2002 and 2007, respectively. We expected this trend to continue. People not only used acupuncture as a complementary and alternative approach to conventional treatment for a specific health condition, but also used it as a preventive means to promote general health. Effectiveness and safety appeared not to be the main predictors of acupuncture use; rather, awareness, cost, and insurance coverage played a bigger role in decision making. Copyright 2012 Yan Zhang et al.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188650
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.931
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.615
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorCeballos, Ren_US
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dc.identifier.citationEvidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188650-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examined the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2007 and explored acupuncture users sociodemographics characteristics, reasons and the nature of acupuncture use, and the relationship of such use with conventional medical care. All individuals who completed adults core interviews (N = 23,393) were included. Three subsets of samples (nonuser, former user, and recent user) were used in the analysis performed in Stata. Our findings revealed that ever acupuncture user (including former and recent user) increased from 4.2% to 6.3% of the population, representing 8.19 million and 14.01 million users in 2002 and 2007, respectively. We expected this trend to continue. People not only used acupuncture as a complementary and alternative approach to conventional treatment for a specific health condition, but also used it as a preventive means to promote general health. Effectiveness and safety appeared not to be the main predictors of acupuncture use; rather, awareness, cost, and insurance coverage played a bigger role in decision making. Copyright 2012 Yan Zhang et al.en_US
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dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/en_US
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dc.titleAcupuncture use among american adults: What acupuncture practitioners can learn from national health interview survey 2007?en_US
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dc.identifier.emailLao, L: lxlao1@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2012/710750en_US
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