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Table 4 Comparison of maternal perception of safety of probiotics and other foods/products for use in infants

From: Maternal perspectives on the use of probiotics in infants: a cross-sectional survey

  Frequency (1 = most safe; 5 = least safe) (%) Missing (%) Mean Ranka P
  1 2 3 4 5
Organic leafy green vegetables 80.1 10.7 4.1 1.2 0.7 3.1 1.55 <0.001
Probiotics 18.6 41.6 28.1 6.5 1.5 3.6 2.86  
Synthetic multivitamin 16.9 32.7 30 12.3 4.8 3.1 3.09  
Homeopathic remedy 12.3 28.8 30.8 15.7 8.5 3.9 3.44  
Antibiotics 7.3 17.4 27.8 25.4 19.1 2.9 4.06  
  1. N 392.
  2. SD standard deviation.
  3. aFriedman Test.