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Table 1 Demographics of women reporting concurrent use of prescription medicines with herbal and natural products (Users) and women reporting prescription medicine use only (Non-Users) (n = 403)

From: Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey

  “Users” (n = 174, n (%)) “Non-Users” (n = 229, n (%)) p-value
(Chi-square)
Age (years)
 15–24 20 (11.5) 35 (15.3)  
 25–34 101 (58) 149 (65)  
  ≥ 35 53 (30.4) 45 (19.7) <0.05
Education level
 University 99 (56.9) 108 (47.2)  
 College 52 (29.8) 63 (27.5)  
 Secondary school 23 (13.2) 56 (24.4) <0.05
 Not stated   2 (0.8)  
Number of prescribed medicines
 Median (IQR) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2)  
 Range 1–12 1–10  
Number of herbal/natural products
 Median (IQR) 1 (1–2)   
 Range 1–6