Children and adolescents who visited TCM in the past month were defined as TCM users.
Compared to children in the second SES quartile, children in the fourth SES quartile had a higher average number of TCM visits (0.12 vs.
The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health defined CAM as a diverse group of medical and health systems, practices and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional allopathic medicine (AM) .
In Taiwan, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is legal and like AM, is covered by the National Health Insurance.
We assessed the children's SES using the head of household's education, occupation and income.