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Table 3 Indications to treatment by type of CAM among Tuscan GPs currently practising it

From: General practitioners' knowledge and practice of complementary/alternative medicine and its relationship with life-styles: a population-based survey in Italy

  Homeopathy
(N = 91)
Phytoterapy
(N = 85)
Mesotherapy
(N = 57)
Acupuncture
(N = 42)
Manipulative therapy
(N = 24)
  n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
acute illness 57 64.5 59.1–69.6 40 48.7 42.6–54.8 25 44.4 36.6–52.4 23 54.1 44.7–63.2 12 52.7 40.5–64.6
chronic illness 67 74.5 69.4–79.0 59 69.6 63.7–74.9 28 47.9 40.0–55.8 27 63.4 53.8–71.9 9 37.3 26.2–49.7
psychological condition 55 60.6 54.9–66.1 55 63.9 57.7–69.6 3 5.8 2.8–11.4 19 45.9 36.7–55.2 3 13.6 6.8–25.3
pain syndromes 51 57.9 52.2–63.3 34 40.1 34.2–46.2 43 75.3 67.7–81.5 41 97.4 91.4–99.2 22 90.9 79.9–96.1
quality of life improvement 51 56.2 50.4–61.8 48 57.3 51.2–63.2 11 17.4 12.5–23.6 10 23.7 16.6–32.5 4 18.2 10.1–30.5