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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
 Yes1Ref 
 No1.871.08–3.230.025
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
 No1Ref 
 Yes0.640.33–1.250.193
  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)