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Table 2 Types of ingestible complementary medicine taken by participants and frequency of use

From: A survey of the use of complementary medicine by a self-selected community group of Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Complementary medicine use N = 432 Daily use Weekly use Total use 95% CI
  N % N % N %  
Nutritional supplements, including vitamins, minerals, nutrients from food such as fish oil. 192 44.4 92 21.3 246 56.9 ± 4.67
Herbal medicines including herbal tea (for therapeutic reasons), tablets and liquids. 138 31.94 55 12.73 181 41.9 ± 4.65
Vitamins and/or minerals prescribed by a medical doctor 62 14.4 10 2.3 63 14.6 ± 3.33
Multiple forms of CAM products 137 31.71 70 16.2 207 47.9 ± 4.71
Total use 238 55.1 179 41.4 304 70.4 ± 4.3
  1. Categories were not mutually exclusive, women may have been using more than one product/modality with variable patterns of use.
  2. CI confidence interval.