Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation for children in the United States: an analysis of data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation for children in the United States
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe use of chiropractic and/or osteopathic manipulation by children in the United States along with the specific health conditions for which they sought care. METHODS: The study was a secondary data analysis of the National Health Interview Survey 2007, Child Alternative Medicine file as well as the Child Core Sample. National population estimates were generated for reported use of chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation (C/OM) by children for specific health conditions. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were generated from binary logistic regression models that assessed the likelihood that children of specific characteristics would use this therapy. RESULTS: National estimates indicated that 2.3 million children (2.3%) in the United States had used C/OM in 2007. C/OM was the most common complementary and alternative medicine procedure. Children aged 12-18 years were more likely to have seen these providers than were younger age groups (OR=3.4 [95% CI, 2.1-5.5]). Homeopathy (1.2%), massage (1.0), and naturopathy (0.3%) were the next most common procedures. The most common complaints were back and neck pain. Other conditions for which children were seen included other musculoskeletal conditions, sinusitis, allergies, and nonmigraine headaches. Racial categories did not differ significantly regarding use of manipulation, but those children with both mother and father in the household were more likely to have used this form of care (OR=1.7 [95% CI, 1.1-2.6]). CONCLUSIONS: C/OM is primarily used for back and neck pain, which is increasing in prevalence in children. Teens are more likely to use it than are younger children.

Author(s): 
Ndetan, Harrison
Evans, Marion Willard
Hawk, Cheryl
Walker, Clark
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Altern Complement Med
Publication Date: 
Apr 2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
347-353
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1557-7708
DOI: 
10.1089/acm.2011.0268
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 22384933

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Harrison Ndetan, Marion Willard Evans, Cheryl Hawk and Clark Walker. Apr 2012. "Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation for children in the United States: an analysis of data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 18: 4: 347-353. 10.1089/acm.2011.0268.

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