Table 2.

Relationship of familial risk to CAM use (n = 1,869)

Total pop (N = 2,198)
Average risk* (n = 920)
Moderate risk (n = 682)
High risk (n = 267)
n (%)n (%)n (%)OR (95% CI)n (%)OR (95% CI)
Any CAM modality1,089 (49.5)444 (48.3)333 (48.8)1.02 (0.84-1.25)145 (54.3)1.27 (0.97-1.67)
    Biologically based933 (42.4)378 (41.1)295 (43.3)1.09 (0.89-1.34)122 (45.7)1.21 (0.92-1.59)
    Soy products261 (11.9)113 (12.3)87 (12.8)1.04 (0.77-1.41)24 (9.0)0.71 (0.44-1.12)
    Organic foods135 (6.14)51 (5.5)52 (7.6)1.41 (0.94-2.10)16 (6.0)1.09 (0.61-1.94)
    Vitamins821 (37.4)332 (36.1)256 (37.5)1.06 (0.87-1.31)111 (41.6)1.26 (0.95-1.66)
    Herbal supplements171 (7.8)59 (6.4)66 (9.7)1.56 (1.08-2.26)18 (6.7)1.06 (0.61-1.82)
Mind-body or body based604 (27.5)238 (25.9)184 (27.0)1.06 (0.85-1.33)86 (32.2)1.36 (1.01-1.83)
    Yoga/meditation103 (4.7)39 (4.2)39 (5.7)1.37 (0.87-2.16)8 (3.0)0.70 (0.32-1.51)
    Relaxation/massage155 (7.1)58 (6.3)52 (7.6)1.23 (0.83-1.81)16 (6.0)0.95 (0.54-1.68)
    Chiropractic121 (5.5)39 (4.2)50 (7.3)1.79 (1.16-2.75)11 (4.1)0.97 (0.49-1.92)
    Prayer/spirituality472 (21.5)193 (21.0)134 (19.7)0.92 (0.72-1.18)73 (27.3)1.42 (1.04-1.94)
  • NOTE: Information about both CAM use and familial risk, defined by family history, was available on n = 1,869 subjects; the differences between the total number of subjects and frequencies shown in the table are due to missing data.

    Abbreviations: OR, odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • * Average risk serves as the reference group for each comparison.