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Table 2 Logistic regression model of breastfeeding women’s perception about T/CM and the decision about 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

  Non-users (%) Users (%) p
“I think T/CM are generally safe to take during breastfeeding.”
Strongly agree/Agree 53/245 (21.6%) 192/245 (78.4%) 0
Not sure 112/218 (51.4%) 106/218 (48.6%)
Strongly disagree/Disagree 22/37 (59.5%) 15/37 (40.5%)
“I think T/CM are safer to use while breastfeeding than prescription or over-the-counter medicines.”
Strongly agree/Agree 57/208 (27.4%) 151/208 (72.6%) 0
Not sure 91/205 (44.4%) 114/205 (55.6%)
Strongly disagree/Disagree 39/87 (44.8%) 48/87 (55.2%)
“I would consider using T/CM during breastfeeding if necessary.”
Strongly agree/Agree 65/335 (19.4%) 270/335 (80.6%) 0
Not sure 92/126 (73%) 34/126 (27%)
Strongly disagree/Disagree 30/39 (76.9%) 9/39 (23.1%)
“I think there is a sufficient amount of reliable information to inform the use of T/CM during breastfeeding.”
Strongly agree/Agree 9/46 (19.6%) 37/46 (80.4%) 0.009
Not sure 77/176 (43.8%) 99/176 (56.3%)
Strongly disagree/Disagree 101/278 (36.3%) 177/278 (63.7%)