Factors Associated with herb and dietary supplement use by young adults in the United States

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Title
Factors Associated with herb and dietary supplement use by young adults in the United States
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Abstract Background Little is known about the association between use of herbs and dietary supplements (HDS) and lifestyle/behavior factors in young adults in the US. Methods Analyzing the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), we examined the patterns of HDS (excluding vitamins/minerals) use among young adults in the United States using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. Results In our sample of 18 to 30 year olds (n = 6666), 26% were current smokers, 24% were moderate/heavy drinkers, 43% had high physical activity, and 54% and 76% use prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications respectively. Non-vitamin, non-mineral HDS was used by 17% of the overall sample in the last 12 months. In the multivariable analysis, the lifestyle and behavioral factors associated with HDS use include: current smoking (odds ratio 1.41 95% CI [1.16?1.72]); being a former smoker (1.50 [1.15?1.95]); moderate/heavy alcohol use (2.02 [1.53?2.65]); high physical activity levels (2.45 [1.98?3.03]); and prescription medication use (1.51 [1.26?1.81]). Among HDS users, only 24% discussed their use with a health care professional. Conclusion Nearly one in five young adults report using non-vitamin/non-mineral HDS.
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language
en
creator
Gardiner, Paula
Kemper, Kathi J
Legedza, Anna
Phillips, Russell S
date
2007-11-30
accessioned
2015-09-21T06:02:39Z
available
2015-09-21T06:02:39Z
issued
2015-09-21
identifier
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/7/39
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/162371.do
publisher
BioMed Central Ltd.
rights
Copyright 2007 Gardiner et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
type
Research article


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