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Adult vaccination coverage levels among users of complementary/alternative medicine – results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

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Title
Adult vaccination coverage levels among users of complementary/alternative medicine – results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Published in
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, February 2008
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-8-6
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Authors

Shannon Stokley, Karen A Cullen, Allison Kennedy, Barbara H Bardenheier

Abstract

While many Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners do not object to immunization, some discourage or even actively oppose vaccination among their patients. However, previous studies in this area have focused on childhood immunizations, and it is unknown whether and to what extent CAM practitioners may influence the vaccination behavior of their adult patients. The purpose of this study was to describe vaccination coverage levels of adults aged > or = 18 years according to their CAM use status and determine if there is an association between CAM use and adult vaccination coverage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 25%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Other 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Researcher 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Psychology 5 10%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 10 21%

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