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Gender differences in prevalence and associations for use of CAM in a large population study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
Gender differences in prevalence and associations for use of CAM in a large population study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-463
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Authors

Agnete E Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Anita Salamonsen, Frauke Musial, Katarina Hamberg

Abstract

Self-reported use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) varies widely from 10% to 75% in the general populations worldwide. When limited to use of a CAM provider 2% to 49% reported use is found. CAM use is believed to be closely associated with socio demographic variables such as gender, age, education, income and health complaints. However, studies have only occasionally differentiated CAM use according to gender. Therefore, the aim of the study presented here is to describe the prevalence of CAM use on the background of gender and to describe the specific characteristics of male and female users in the total Tromsø 6 population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 6 21%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 17%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Environmental Science 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 March 2020.
All research outputs
#1,502,879
of 15,766,038 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#299
of 2,968 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,680
of 307,371 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#43
of 376 outputs
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