Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Childhood Eczema: A US Population-Based Study

@article{Silverberg2014ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Childhood Eczema: A US Population-Based Study},
  author={Jonathan I. Silverberg and M. Lee-wong and Nanette B. Silverberg},
  journal={Dermatitis},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={246–254}
}
The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in US children with eczema is unknown. Furthermore, it is unknown whether CAM use in the United States is associated with higher eczema prevalence. We sought to determine the eczema prevalence in association with CAM usage. We analyzed data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey that included a nationally representative sample of 9417 children ages 0 to 17 years. Overall, 46.9% (95% confidence interval, 45.6%–48.2%) of… 
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