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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the cohort

From: Use of alternative medicine, ginger and licorice among Danish pregnant women – a prospective cohort study

Demography % (n)
Maternal age (years)
 20–29 50.9 (114)
 30–39 44.6 (100)
 ≥ 40 4.5 (10)
Parity
 Nulliparous 41.5 (93)
 Primiparous 44.6 (100)
 Multiparous 13.8 (31)
Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2)
 Underweight (< 18,5) 1.8 (4)
 Normal (18,5–24,9) 43.3 (97)
 Overweight (25–30) 29.9 (67)
 Obese (> 30) 25.0 (56)
Chronic health issues 28.6 (64)a
No chronic health issue 71.4 (160)
Married 42.0 (94)
In relationship, cohabitating 54.0 (121)
In relationship, non-cohabitating 2.2 (5)
Single 1.3 (3)
Other 0.4 (1)
Highest completed education level
 Elementary school 3.6 (8)
 Upper secondary school 7.6 (17)
 Vocational education 25.0 (56)
 Shorter level of education 12.9 (29)
 Bachelor degree 37.9 (85)
 Master degree 12.1 (27)
 Other 0.9 (2)
Household income
 < 103,000 DKK 0.9 (2)
 103,000–200,000 DKK 3.6 (8)
 200,000–500,000 DKK 35.3 (79)
 500,000–800,000 DKK 46.4 (104)
 > 800,000 DKK 13.8 (31)
  1. aChronic health issues were self-reported, such as asthma and allergies, metabolic disorders, dermatitis, cardiovascular disorders, bowel disorders, autoimmune disorders and previous cancers