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The New York City Skeptics Meetup Group Message Board › Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

user 2341848
New York, NY
Post #: 128
Today at work we had someone speak about alternative medicine.

He didn't go into studies about the effectiveness of alternative medicine, but focused on its increasing popularity. He showed pie charts of which groups use it the most. It turns out that the more educated people are, the more likely they are to be using alternative medicines. Also, by ethnic group, it was most popular with whites, much less popular among blacks and even less popular among hispanics.

I wonder how this relates to how much a group is consuming medical treatment. For example, I would expect more educated / more affluent people to be better insured, and hence consuming more medical treatment in general. It would have been interesting to see a breakdown by population in what percentage of their total medical consumption is alternative medicines.
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