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Table 4 Likelihood of confidence in efficacy and safety of DS according to knowledge of federal government regulation Does the U.S. government require dietary supplements sold will work as promised?

From: Confidence in the efficacy and safety of dietary supplements among United States active duty army personnel

  Confidence in DS efficacy
  Extremely/Very confident Somewhat confident Not at all confident
  % (N) OR (<99% CI) % (N) OR (<99% CI) % (N) OR (<99% CI)
Yes (20) 66.9 (14) 1.00 28.8 (6) 1.00 4.3 (1) 1.00
No (269) 44.8 (121) 0.40 (0.11, 0.99) 44.7 (120) 2.00 (0.66, 6.08) 10.5 (28) 2.60 (0.33, 20.9)
Don’t know (187) 39.9 (74) 0.33 (0.14, 1.19) 40.9 (76) 1.72 (0.56, 5.30) 19.2 (36) 5.25 (0.65, 42.1)
Does the U.S. government require dietary supplements sold are safe to consume?
  Confidence in DS safety
  Extremely/Very confident Somewhat confident Not at all confident
  % (N) OR (<99% CI) % (N) OR (<99% CI) % (N) OR (<99% CI)
Yes (177) 68.5 (121) 1.00 27.8 (49) 1.00 3.6 (6) 1.00
No (134) 58.6 (79) 0.65 (0.38, 1.12) 28.5 (38) 1.03 (0.57, 1.86) 12.9 (17) 3.94 (1.47, 10.5)
Don’t know (169) 48.2 (82) 0.43 (0.26, 0.71) 32.1 (54) 1.23 (0.72, 2.08) 19.7 (33) 6.53 (2.58, 16.5)