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Table 5 Univariate and multivariate regression analyses of factors associated with the current use of complementary and alternative therapies among the students

From: Use of complementary and alternative therapies for the treatment of dysmenorrhea among undergraduate pharmacy students in Malaysia: a cross sectional study

Variable Univariate logistic regression analysis Multivariate logistic regression analysis
Odds ratio 95% CI P value Adjusted Odds ratio 95% CI P value
Those who have multiple dysmenorrhea symptoms 2.377 1.366–4.136 0.002 1.160 0.565–2.382 0.687
Those who use analgesics 2.317 1.300–4.129 0.004 1.369 0.664–2.821 0.395
WaLIDD score (continuous variable) 1.274 1.109–1.463 0.001 1.102 0.913–1.329 0.312
Those who want to reduce the need for analgesics 5.557 3.099–9.967 < 0.001 4.066 2.136–7.739 <  0.001
Those who agreed that CATs are effective in relieving menstrual pain 3.233 1.740–6.007 < 0.001 2.701 1.337–5.457 0.006
Those who agreed that CATs are safer than analgesics in relieving menstrual pain 2.577 1.494–4.447 0.001 1.703 0.910–3.185 0.096