TABLE 3

Commonly Used Products and Practices

Lifetime use, n (%)Current use, n (%)
Edmonton n = 483Ottawa n = 88Total 571Edmonton n = 308Ottawa n = 58Total 366
Product
 Vitamins and minerals445 (92.1)76 (86.4)521 (91.2)264 (85.7)47 (81.0)311 (85)
 Herbals124 (25.7)43 (48.9)167 (29.2)****42 (13.6)15 (25.9)57 (15.6)*
 Homeopathics175 (36.2)36 (40.9)211 (37.0)39 (12.7)3 (5.2)42 (11.5)
 Miscellaneous/Othera170 (35.2)52 (59.1)222 (38.9)****81 (26.3)28 (48.3)109 (29.8)***
Therapyn = 282n = 69n = 351n = 154n = 38n = 192
 Acupuncture26 (9.2)9 (13.0)35 (10)9 (5.8)2 (5.3)11 (5.7)
 Aromatherapy52 (18.4)9 (13.0)61 (17.4)24 (15.6)7 (18.4)31 (16.1)
 Chiropractic111 (39.4)23 (33.3)134 (38.2)32 (20.8)7 (18.4)39 (20.3)
 Energy healing20 (7.1)14 (20.3)34 (9.7)****7 (4.5)8 (21.1)15 (7.8)****
 Faith healing70 (24.8)15 (21.7)85 (24.2)43 (27.9)9 (23.7)52 (27.1)
 Homeopathy28 (9.9)21 (30.4)49 (14)****3 (1.9)7 (18.4)10 (5.2)****
 Massage123 (43.6)26 (37.7)149 (42.5)61 (39.6)14 (36.8)75 (39.1)
 Naturopathy26 (9.2)9 (13.0)35 (10)6 (3.9)5 (13.2)11 (5.7)**
 Relaxation35 (12.4)11 (15.9)46 (13.1)23 (14.9)8 (21.1)31 (16.1)
 Yoga25 (8.9)8 (11.6)32 (9.1)9 (5.8)5 (13.2)14 (7.3)
 Otherb7 (6.2)1 (4.0)8 (2.3)4 (3.5)1 (4.0)5 (2.6)
  • a Including food- and hormone-based products, probiotics, fish oil/omega 3s, etc.

  • b Including aqua chi, imagery, craniosacral, ear candling, lifestyle programs.

  • * P < .05.

  • ** P < .01.

  • *** P < .005.

  • **** P < .0001.