The profile of women who consult alternative health practitioners in Australia.

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Show simple item record Adams, J Sibbritt, DW Easthope, G Young, AF 2012-02-10T06:09:02Z 2003-09
dc.identifier.citation The Medical journal of Australia, 2003, 179 (6), pp. 297 - 300
dc.identifier.issn 0025-729X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) users and non-users among Australian women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional postal questionnaire conducted during 1996, forming the baseline survey of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. PARTICIPANTS: Women aged 18-23 years (n = 14 779), 45-50 years (n = 14 099) and 70-75 years (n = 12 939), randomly selected from the Health Insurance Commission database, with over-sampling of women from rural and remote areas of Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Consultation with an alternative health practitioner in the 12 months before the survey. RESULTS: Women in the mid-age cohort were more likely to have consulted an alternative health practitioner in the previous year (28%) than women in the younger cohort (19%) or older cohort (15%). In all age groups, CAM users were more likely than CAM non-users to reside in non-urban areas, to report poorer health, have more symptoms and illness, and be higher users of conventional health services. CONCLUSIONS: Women in non-urban Australia are more likely to use CAM but do so in in parallel with conventional health services.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.title The profile of women who consult alternative health practitioners in Australia.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Medical journal of Australia
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 179
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 297 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 300 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
dc.personcode 115707
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US Other Medical and Health Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000185613400008 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Complementary Therapies
dc.description.keywords Health Status
dc.description.keywords Adolescent
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Socioeconomic Factors
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Health Services
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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