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Table 6 Multivariate logistic regression analysis between demographic, health behavior, and reproductive health-related factors and use of CAM

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among infertile women attending infertility specialty clinics in South Korea: does perceived severity matter?

CharacteristicsOR95% CIP-value
Employment status
Infertility treatment duration
  < 2 years1Ref 
 2–4 years2.311.07–4.970.033
  > 4 years0.900.40–2.010.793
Practice of health-promoting behaviorª
 No (1,2,3)1Ref 
 Yes (4,5)2.020.96–4.240.063
Self-perceived severity of their conditionb
 Not severe (1,2,3)1Ref 
 Severe (4)2.141.16–3.950.014
 Very severe (5)0.930.45–1.960.856
Experience of adverse reaction to conventional treatment
  1. ªParticipants were asked to rate their practice of health-promoting behavior (practicing a healthy diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep) (1 = Never, 5 = Always)
  2. bParticipants were asked to rate their self-perceived severity of infertility condition (1 = Not at all, 5 = Very much)