Mid-Age Women's Consultations with Acupuncturists: A Longitudinal Analysis of 11,200 Women, 2001-2007

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2011, 17 (8), pp. 735 - 740
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Objectives: The objectives of this study were to chart the patterns and determine the factors associated with acupuncture consultations among a large cohort of mid-aged women in Australia over a 6-year period. Design: A longitudinal analysis of questionnaires completed in 2001, 2004, and 2007 as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Statistical analyses included Generalized Estimating Equations. Subjects: Mid-aged women (n = 11,200) were randomly selected from the Australian Medicare database, with oversampling of women from rural and remote areas. Outcome measure: The outcome measure was consultation with an acupuncturist in the 12 months prior to each survey.
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