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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1 in 5 Americans Paid For Complementary Health Approaches in 2012
The CDC recently released a National Health Statistics Report on
complementary health expenditures in 2012. Here are some key findings from the
·20% of Americans had 1
or more expenditures for complementary health approaches in 2012.
·55.2 million adults
(23.5%) had at least one expenditure for some complementary health approach.
·4.1 million children
(7.1%) had at least one expenditure for some complementary health approach.
·$30.2 billion was
spent out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches in 2012.
·Adults spent $14.1
billion for visits to complementary practitioners amd $12 billion for
·4.2% of children and
13.7% of adults purchased natural product supplements in 2012.