Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is highly prevalent among adults.The worldwide prevalence of CAM use among adults can be as high as 75% .42.7%); women were more likely to use CAM in the past 12 months (AOR = 1.71, 95% CI = 1.49–1.97).Factors associated with CAM use in the past 12 months were different for men and women; income and obesity were associated with CAM use in the past 12 months among women and not among men. Among adults with multiple chronic conditions, women were more likely to use CAM as compared to men.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To examine sex differences in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among adults with multiple chronic conditions. This study used a cross-sectional design with data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.The New York metro is the epicenter for single older women, with 325,000 more women than men.Other metros with a lot more single older women than men are Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, Houston and Boston. Smaller communities where the odds favor women, namely: Hanford-Corcoran, California; Jacksonville, North Carolina; The Villages, Florida; Watertown-Fort Drum, New York; and Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana.What's the appropriate cut off age where you can call it quits with your significant other?I say it's 65.--My grandparents are in their late 70's, and I suspect that they haven't done anything for at least 20 years (maybe even before I was born).