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dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKemper, Kathi Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorLegedza, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Russell Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-12T16:48:44Z
dc.date.available2012-01-12T16:48:44Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007-11-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationGardiner, Paula, Kathi J Kemper, Anna Legedza, Russell S Phillips. "Factors Associated with herb and dietary supplement use by young adults in the United States" BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 7:39. (2007)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1472-6882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/3374
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND. 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health (Institutional National Research Service Award T32-AT0051, National Library of Medicine R01 LM007709); National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (K24-AT000589); Fullerton Foundation of Gaffney, South Carolinaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2007 Gardiner et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0en_US
dc.titleFactors Associated with Herb and Dietary Supplement Use by Young Adults in the United Statesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-6882-7-39en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid18053129en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid2213683en_US


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Copyright 2007 Gardiner et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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