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Table 2 Poisson regression analysis of predictors of herbal medicine use during pregnancy or delivery in Tabora, Tanzania (N = 340)

From: Understanding forgotten exposures towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3: a cross‐sectional study on herbal medicine use during pregnancy or delivery in Tanzania

Factor HM use Number (%) Prevalence Ratio (95 % CI)
Crude Adjusted p -value
Occupation of mother
 Peasant/housewife 108 (61.0) 0.81 (0.65, 1.02) 0.83 (0.64, 1.07 0.14
 Self-employed 73 (57.5) 0.77 (0.60, 0.98) 0.89 (0.69, 1.17) 0.42
 Formerly employed 27 (75.0) Reference Reference  
Occupation of spouse
 Peasant 103 (64.8) 1.26 (0.99, 1.61) 1.17 (0.90, 1.51) 0.24
 Self employed 59 (64.8) 1.26 (0.97, 1.65 1.15 (0.88, 1.49) 0.32
 Formerly employed 40 (51.3) Reference Reference  
No. of ANC visits
 < 4 visits 133 (68.8) 1.26 (1.05,1.51) 1.24 (1.02, 1.50) 0.03
 ≥ 4 visits 75 (53.2) Reference Reference  
Distance to nearest health facility (km)
 > 5 61 (71.4) 1.25 (1.05,1.48) 1.09 (0.90, 1.31) 0.37
 ≤ 5 147 (57.6) Reference Reference  
Perceived safety of HMs
 Safe 64 (77.1) 1.38 (1.17, 1.61) 1.12 (0.87, 1.42) 0.40
 Not safe 144 (56.0) Reference Reference  
Health care provider’s stance towards HMs use
 Did not discourage 96 (73.3) 1.37 (1.16, 1.61) 1.35 (1.13, 1.60 0.01
 Discouraged use of HMs 112 (53.6) Reference Reference