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Table 10 Reasons for use of vitamin C

From: Self-medication with over-the-counter drugs and complementary medications in South Australia's elderly population

  1992-1993 1994-1995 2000-2001 2003-2004
  Wave 1 N = 32 Wave 3 N = 47 Wave 6 N = 8 Wave 7 N = 23
Reasons of use of Vitamin C N % N % N % N %
Cold prevention and immune stimulation 13 43.3 14 30.4 0 0.0 8 34.8
General health 7 23.3 18 39.1 8 100 8 34.8
Supplement 6 20.0 7 15.2 0 0.0 3 13.0
Other1 4 13.3 7 15.2 0 0.0 4 17.4
Missing 2   1   0   0  
  1. The percentages are calculated over the number of participants that reported use of Vitamin C
  2. 1 Other reasons included muscles or bones, energy boost or tiredness, blood or circulation, arthritis, cardiac or heart health and multiple reasons