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Table 3—

Independent associations between CAM use and preventive care practices and use of conventional medical services

CAM user versus nonuser
Received influenza vaccine 1.17 (0.92–1.48) 
Received pneumonia vaccine 1.56 (1.26–1.94)* 
More than one emergency department visit 1.34 (1.06–1.70)* 
Number of primary care visits  
    Two or more visits 1.34 (0.92–1.94) 
    Four or more visits 1.27 (0.96–1.68) 
    Six or more visits 1.44 (1.14–1.83)* 
    Eight or more visits 1.66 (1.22–2.25)* 
CAM user versus nonuser
Received influenza vaccine 1.17 (0.92–1.48) 
Received pneumonia vaccine 1.56 (1.26–1.94)* 
More than one emergency department visit 1.34 (1.06–1.70)* 
Number of primary care visits  
    Two or more visits 1.34 (0.92–1.94) 
    Four or more visits 1.27 (0.96–1.68) 
    Six or more visits 1.44 (1.14–1.83)* 
    Eight or more visits 1.66 (1.22–2.25)* 

Data are adjusted odds ratio (95% CI). Adjusted for age, ethnicity, sex, education, income, marital status, census region, comorbidities, functional limitations, health status, and employment.

*

Statistically significant at P < 0.05.

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