13-Year Trends for Complementary Approaches where Questions Are Very Similar Across Years

13-year trends for complementary approaches where questions are very similar across years

Percent of Adult Population Reporting Use of the Approach in the NHIS 

Year Acupuncture Guided Imagery Progressive Relaxation Massage Yoga
1999 1.4 1.7 5 6.4 NA
2002 1.1 2.1 3 5 5.1
2007 1.4 2.2 2.9 8.3 6.1
2012 1.5 1.7 2.1 6.8 9.5

NA: Not available.


1 Citation: Ni H, Simile C, Hardy AM. Utilization of complementary and alternative medicine by United States adults: Results from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey. Med Care 2002; 40(4):353–8.

2 Citation: Barnes P, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, Nahin R. CDC Advance Data Report #343Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults: United States, 2002 (540K PDF*). May 27, 2004.

3 Citation: Barnes PM, Bloom B, Nahin R. CDC National Health Statistics Report #12Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007 (360K PDF*). December 10, 2008.

4 Citation: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL. Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012. National health statistics reports; no 79. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. (240KB PDF)


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