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Table 4 Reason for HM use and non-disclosure

From: Disclosure of herbal medicine use to health care providers among pregnant women in Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Reason for HM use (n = 241) n (%)*
 I believe it is safe 160 (66.4)
 Family tradition/culture 152 (63.1)
 I believe it is effective 116 (48.1)
 It is cheap and accessible 25 (10.4)
Reason for non-disclose (n = 109) n (%)
 Doctors did not ask 43 (39.8)
 It was not important 32 (29.6)
 Should have informed but forgot 19 (17.6)
 Afraid of doctors’ response 12 (11.1)
 No ANC visit 2 (1.9)
  1. *Columns do not add up to 100% due to the selection of multiple answers