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Table 3 Prevalence of dietary supplementation by older adults in the Asia-Pacific region

From: Dietary supplementation by older adults in southern China: a hospital outpatient clinic study

Country Year Sample size Age range Both genders Male Female
Southern China 2008 446 55 19.1% 14.5% 24.4%
Taiwan [10] 2000 1937 65+ 32.5% 30.1% 34.9%
Japan [11] 2006 572 55-75 45.8% 41.7% 52.5%
Australia [12] 2001 1263 65+ 43% 35% 52%
New Zealand [13] 1997 814 65+ 36.1% 24.7% 43.7%
Indonesia [14] 1996 204 60-75 25.0% 24.7% 25.2%
Korea [15] 2000 2188 50+ 30.2% 28.5% 30.7%
Malaysia [16] 2005 60 50+ 83.1% NA NA