Half of the CAM users used allopathic medicines concurrently.
The cost of CAM utilization over this 1-year period, incurred by 80.5% of users for the duration of therapy for their most troublesome condition was below R500 (approximately US$50).
Although CAM was used to treat many different ailments, this practice could not be attributed to any particular demographic profile.
The majority of CAM users were satisfied with the effects of CAM.
Seventy-nine percent of CAM users indicated that they had positive outcomes with their treatments.