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Table 1 Demographic information (N = 500) and the factors affecting T/CM use

From: The prevalence, perceptions and behaviors associated with traditional/complementary medicine use by breastfeeding women living in Macau: a cross-sectional survey study

Demographic information Number of respondents Number of users
(%)
P
Chi-square test
Total number of participants 500 313 (62.60)  
Age    0.33
  ≤ 25 13 5 (38.46)  
 26 to 30 157 95 (60.51)  
 31 to 35 242 154 (63.64)  
 36 to 40 78 53 (67.95)  
  ≥ 41 10 6 (60.00)  
Cultural background    0.10
 Asian 470 290 (61.70)  
 Non-Asian 30 23 (76.67)  
Marital status    0.82
 Married 480 300 (62.50)  
 Not married (Cohabitant, single, Widowed or divorced) 20 13 (65.00)  
Education    0.07
 Secondary education 65 33 (50.77)  
 Higher education 427 276 (64.64)  
 Others 8 4 (50.00)  
Working status    0.03
 Working 426 275 (64.55)  
 Not working 74 38 (51.35)  
Average family income every montha 0.04
  < MOP20,000 40 17 (42.50)  
 MOP 20,000 - 40,000 115 69 (60.00)  
 MOP 40,001 - 60,000 171 108 (63.16)  
 MOP 60,001 - 80,000 116 77 (66.38)  
  > MOP 80,000 58 42 (72.41)  
Number of children    0.86
 1 279 176 (63.08)  
 2 195 122 (62.56)  
 3 or more 26 15 (57.69)  
The duration of breastfeeding(N = 319)b 0.41
  < 1 month 35 20 (57.14)  
 1 month - 6 months 82 50 (60.98)  
 6 months −12 months 67 42 (62.69)  
  > 12 months 135 70 (52.59)  
Breastfeeding two or more children at the same time 0.10
 No 427 261 (61.12)  
 Yes 73 52 (71.23)  
Suffered from chronic diseases when breastfeeding 0.07
 No 475 293 (61.68)  
 Yes 25 20 (80.00)  
Any breastfeeding-related health conditions when breastfeeding 0.00
 No 97 41 (42.27)  
 Yes 403 272 (67.49)  
  1. aMOP refers to the currency used in Macau (USD 1 is equal to MOP 8 approximately)
  2. b181 respondents were still breastfeeding and therefore were not able to answer this question