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Table 5 Disclosure of CAM use to and reasons for non-disclosure to a medical doctor

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey on Iraqi women

Variables Number Percent
Discuss with doctor (N = 190)
 Yes 1 0.5
 No 189 99.5
Reasons for non-disclosure (N = 188)
 Doctor does not ask 95 50.5
 Not important to talk 53 28.2
 Got treated with CAM even before pregnancy 17 9.1
 No specific reason 13 6.9
 Afraid of doctor’s response 10 5.3