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Table 2 Association between use of natural health products and respondents’ characteristics

From: Public awareness, patterns of use and attitudes toward natural health products in Kuwait: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics Frequency (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Gender    <0.001
Male 335 (65.4) Reference  
Female 503 (76.1) 1.90 (1.44-2.51)
Age (years)    0.347
20–39 369 (69.5) Reference  
40–59 312 (71.6) 1.14 (0.84-1.54)
≥ 60 157 (76.2) 1.39 (0.88-2.19)
Educational level    0.620
Low-intermediate education 107 (67.3) Reference  
High education 728 (72.1) 1.10 (0.75-1.62)
Monthly income    0.202
< 500 Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) 176 (68.2) Reference  
500–1000 Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) 334 (74.1) 1.29 (0.91-1.83)
> 1000 Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) 329 (72.6) 1.37 (0.96-1.97)
Personal health    0.258
Excellent 320 (69.1) Reference  
Very good 348 (71.5) 1.11 (0.83-1.49)
Good/Fair 170 (76.2) 1.41 (0.94-2.13)
Chronic disease    0.798
Yes 297 (74.1) Reference  
No 541 (70.1) 0.96 (0.69-1.3)  
  1. OR: Odds ratio, CI: confidence interval.