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Table 2 Utilization of herbal medicine among the respondents, Hossana, June, 2015

From: Prevalence of herbal medicine use and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Hossana Town, Southern Ethiopia: facility based cross sectional study

Variables Total (N and %)
Herbal medicine use during current pregnancy (n = 353)
 Yes 258 (73.1 %)
 No 95 (26.9 %)
Reasons to use herbal medicine over other medicine (n = 258)
 Safe in pregnancy 42 (16.3 %)
 Cheap 24 (9.3 %)
 Accessible 106 (41.1 %)
 Effective 101 (39.1 %)
Routes through which herbal medicines were used (n = 258)
 Oral 219 (84.9 %)
 Topical 26 (10.1)
 Others* 13 (5 %)
Experienced untoward effect on post administration (n = 258)
 Yes 21 (8.1 %
 No 237 (91.9 %)
Untoward effects on post administration (n = 21)**
 Burning sensation 9 (43 %)
 Vomiting 7 (33.3 %)
 Dizziness 4 (19.0 %)
 Malaise 4 (19.0 %)
 Headache 3 (14.3)
 Others*** 5 (23.8 %)
  1. *intra-vaginal, intranasal
  2. **More than one response
  3. ***diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rashes