Table 2

Prevalence of OTC-medications used by pregnant women
OTC-medication classification Frequency* Percent Valid percent Cumulative percent
Dermatics, Homeopathy, Comforting medication± 24 12.8 12.8 12.8
Analgesics‡ 51 27.3 27.3 40.1
Cold & flu medication 22 11.8 11.8 51.9
Prenatal vitamins and other vitamins† 50 26.7 26.7 78.6
Gastro-intestinal tract medication 40 21.4 21.4 100.0
Total 187 100 100

The prevalence of OTC-medication use calculated for each group of OTC-medication.

* Women that reported the use of two or more OTC-medications are included two times or more in this prevalence calculation.

† Users of only Folic acid and/or vitamin D are excluded.

± Comforting medication includes medication for sleep disorders.

‡Analgetics includes NSAID’s and acetaminophen.

Verstappen et al.

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

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