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Table 2 Output from the logistic regression models showing the association between consulting with a naturopath/herbalist and several health behaviour categories, in 9151 Australian women aged 62–67 years (1946–1951 Cohort), 8200 Australian women aged 31–36 years (1973–1978 Cohort), and 11,344 Australian women aged 19–25 years (1989–1995 Cohort). OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence interval. Confounder included in the analysis: Body mass index, depression, marital status, income management, area, education

From: Do women who consult with naturopaths or herbalists have a healthy lifestyle?: a secondary analysis of the Australian longitudinal study on women’s health

Health behaviours Likelihood of health behaviours among women consulting with a naturopath/herbalist compared to women who do not consult with a naturopath/herbalist
1946–1951 Cohort 1973–1978 Cohort 1989–1995 Cohort
Odds ratio
(95% CI)
p Odds ratio
(95% CI)
p Odds ratio
(95% CI)
p
Smoking
Not smoking or irregular smoking (≤weekly) ref ref   ref  
Smoking regularly (≥weekly) 0.29 (0.15, 0.56) < 0.001 0.58 (0.44, 0.75) < 0.001 0.61 (0.39, 0.95) 0.028
Alcohol use
No risk/low risk       
High risk/risky 0.74 (0.49, 1.11) 0.144 0.77 (0.54, 1.11) 0.163 0.72 (0.45, 1.14) 0.162
Marijuana use
Did not use in the last 12 months Ref   Ref   Ref  
Used in the last 12 months    1.42 (1.14, 1.78) 0.002 1.18 (1.02, 1.37) 0.029
Illicit drug use
Did not use in the last 12 months Ref   Ref  
Used in the last 12 months 1.40 (1.07, 1.83) 0.013 1.24 (1.05, 1.48) 0.014
Physical activity
Low/sedentary ref   ref   ref  
Moderate 1.34 (1.10, 1.62) 0.003 1.34 (1.16, 1.55) < 0.001 1.41 (1.20, 1.65) < 0.001
Vegetarian diet
Not vegetarian/vegan ref   ref   ref  
Vegetarian/vegan 2.28 (1.47, 3.52) < 0.001 1.77 (1.30, 2.41) < 0.001 1.40 (1.13, 1.74) 0.002
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