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Sociodemographic and health behaviour factors among dietary supplement and natural remedy users.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001 Dec; 55(12):1104-10.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate which subgroups of the Swedish adult population use dietary supplements and natural remedies, taking into account sociodemographic and health behaviour factors.

DESIGN

A cross-sectional survey conducted in 1996/1997 by Statistics Sweden was used for the analyses. In face-to-face interviews participants reported consumption of dietary supplements and natural remedies during the previous 2 weeks.

SETTING

Sweden

SUBJECTS

A nationally representative sample of 11 422 adults (5596 men, 5826 women) aged 16-84 y. The response rate was 78%.

RESULTS

Overall, 33% of Swedish women and 22% of Swedish men reported use of dietary supplements; prevalence of natural remedy users was 14 and 7%, respectively. The best predictors for use of dietary supplements and natural remedies were age, sex and subjective health. Women and older individuals were more likely to be dietary supplement and/or natural remedy users. Obese men and women were less likely to use dietary supplements than underweight ones. Among men subjective health was significantly related to use of these preparations. Men who reported excellent health ate less than men reporting poor health. This association was weaker among women. Exercise was another important factor. Both men and women (except female dietary supplement users) who reported moderate or heavy exercise were significantly more frequent users of these preparations than those who reported practically no exercise.

CONCLUSION

Use of dietary supplements and natural remedies is associated with several sociodemographic and health behaviour factors.

SPONSORSHIP

Karolinska Institutet Research Fund.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria.Messerer@mep.ki.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11781678

Citation

Messerer, M, et al. "Sociodemographic and Health Behaviour Factors Among Dietary Supplement and Natural Remedy Users." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 55, no. 12, 2001, pp. 1104-10.
Messerer M, Johansson SE, Wolk A. Sociodemographic and health behaviour factors among dietary supplement and natural remedy users. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001;55(12):1104-10.
Messerer, M., Johansson, S. E., & Wolk, A. (2001). Sociodemographic and health behaviour factors among dietary supplement and natural remedy users. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 55(12), 1104-10.
Messerer M, Johansson SE, Wolk A. Sociodemographic and Health Behaviour Factors Among Dietary Supplement and Natural Remedy Users. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001;55(12):1104-10. PubMed PMID: 11781678.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sociodemographic and health behaviour factors among dietary supplement and natural remedy users. AU - Messerer,M, AU - Johansson,S E, AU - Wolk,A, PY - 2001/02/08/received PY - 2001/05/15/revised PY - 2001/05/20/accepted PY - 2002/1/10/pubmed PY - 2002/2/7/medline PY - 2002/1/10/entrez SP - 1104 EP - 10 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 55 IS - 12 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate which subgroups of the Swedish adult population use dietary supplements and natural remedies, taking into account sociodemographic and health behaviour factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey conducted in 1996/1997 by Statistics Sweden was used for the analyses. In face-to-face interviews participants reported consumption of dietary supplements and natural remedies during the previous 2 weeks. SETTING: Sweden SUBJECTS: A nationally representative sample of 11 422 adults (5596 men, 5826 women) aged 16-84 y. The response rate was 78%. RESULTS: Overall, 33% of Swedish women and 22% of Swedish men reported use of dietary supplements; prevalence of natural remedy users was 14 and 7%, respectively. The best predictors for use of dietary supplements and natural remedies were age, sex and subjective health. Women and older individuals were more likely to be dietary supplement and/or natural remedy users. Obese men and women were less likely to use dietary supplements than underweight ones. Among men subjective health was significantly related to use of these preparations. Men who reported excellent health ate less than men reporting poor health. This association was weaker among women. Exercise was another important factor. Both men and women (except female dietary supplement users) who reported moderate or heavy exercise were significantly more frequent users of these preparations than those who reported practically no exercise. CONCLUSION: Use of dietary supplements and natural remedies is associated with several sociodemographic and health behaviour factors. SPONSORSHIP: Karolinska Institutet Research Fund. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11781678/Sociodemographic_and_health_behaviour_factors_among_dietary_supplement_and_natural_remedy_users_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601272 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -