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Table 5 Disclosure to Doctor (n = 213)

From: Traditional and complementary medicine use among chronic haemodialysis patients: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Variables   n (%)
Told doctor about TCM usage Yes 59 (27.7)
  No 154 (72.3)
Why did patient disclose this information? Doctor asked 26 (44.1)
  Doctor should know 12 (20.3)
  To ask for the doctor’s opinion 21 (35.6)
Doctor’s reaction In favour 5 (8.5)
  Opposed 40 (67.8)
  No Opinion 14 (23.7)
Why did the patient not disclose this information? Doctor did not ask 63 (41.2)
  Not necessary 39 (25.5)
  Doctor would disapprove 51 (33.3)