Table 1

Candidate predictors of OTC-medication use during pregnancy
Socio-demographic predictors Education level, age, ethnicity
Comorbidity predictors Use of prescription drugs, chronic illness, healthcare consumption, health complaints during pregnancy
Lifestyle predictors Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy, Body Mass Index
Obstetric history predictors Gravidity, parity, miscarriage, prematurity, child mortality

The possible maternal characteristics which can predict OTC-medication use during pregnancy. Marital status is not included among the socio-demographic predictors, because these data were not available.

Verstappen et al.

Verstappen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:185   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-185

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