The characteristics of middle aged Australian women who consult acupuncturists

BMJ Group
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Acupuncture in Medicine, 2007, 25 ((1-2)), pp. 22 - 28
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Background Although an increase in the use of acupuncture in recent years has been identified, there are few studies that focus attention upon the characteristics of acupuncture users. This survey aimed at providing a first step towards addressing this significant research gap. Methods This study was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Womenâs Health, and examined the characteristics of acupuncture users among middle aged Australian women between 50 and 55 years old. Data were collected on demographic measures, health status and health service use.
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