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Table 4 Respondents’ opinions regarding the current available information on natural health products (n = 1173)

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

Statement Strongly disagree % (95% CI) Disagree % (95% CI) Neutral % (95% CI) Agree Strongly agree % (95% CI) p value (d + e vs a + b + c) Median
  (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)   
There is no enough information on NHPS labels to help me understand the Products 6.7 (5.3 - 8.3) 14.6 (12.6 - 16.8) 18.8 (16.7 - 21.2) 42.7 (39.9 - 45.6) 17.2 (15.1 - 19.5) P < 0.001* 4
I don’t trust the information on the labels of NHPs 4.8 (3.7 - 6.2) 28.7 (26.2 - 31.4) 35.9 (33.2 - 38.7) 24.6 (22.1 - 27.1) 6.1 (4.8 - 7.6) P < 0.001^ 3
I need more information on NHPs 4.1 (3.1 - 5.4) 6.3 (5.0 - 7.9) 6.7 (5.3 - 8.3) 50.1 (47.2 - 53.0) 32.8 (30.2 - 35.6) P < 0.001* 4
Consumers have enough information to make informed decisions about the NHPs that they purchase 10.6 (8.9 - 12.5) 34.5 (31.8 - 37.3) 22.4 (20.1 - 24.9) 26.2 (23.7 - 28.8) 6.3 (5.0 - 7.9) P < 0.001^ 3
Ministry of Health in Kuwait does a good job of informing the public about NHPs 24.6 (22.1 - 27.1) 31.2 (28.6 - 34.0) 25.2 (22.7 - 27.8) 12.6 (10.8 - 14.7) 6.4 (5.2 - 8.1) P < 0.001^ 2
  1. Measured on a 5-point Likert scale: 1 = Strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = Neither disagree nor agree (neutral); 4 = Agree; 5 = Strongly agree.
  2. *(d) + (e) significantly greater than (a) + (b) + (c).
  3. ^(a) + (b) + (c) significantly greater than (d) + (e).