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Research Article

Use of Herbal Dietary Supplement Si-Wu-Tang and Health-Related Quality of Life in Postpartum Women: A Population-Based Correlational Study

Table 1

Characteristics of study subjects according to the frequency of Si-Wu-Tang use during the 6-month postpartum period.

CharacteristicsFrequency of Si-Wu-Tang use during
the 6-month postpartum period

Previous Sheng-Hua-Tang use (%)a
Mothers' characteristics
Age (%)a
25 years18.920.319.844.87<0.001
 25–29 years35.737.040.0
 30–34 years32.131.629.8
35 years13.311.110.4
Educational level (%)a
 Junior high school or below15.113.313.343.44<0.001
 Senior high school37.441.542.9
 University or above47.545.243.8
Employment status (%)a
Family income per month (%)a
50,000 NT 40.842.240.719.940.003
 50,000–69,999 NT$25.527.126.9
 70,000–99,999 NT$21.920.620.5
100,000 NT 11.810.111.9
Parity (%)a
Method of delivery (%)a
 Normal spontaneous delivery66.366.468.41.100.58
 Caesarean section33.733.632.6
Breastfeeding (%)a
Postpartum nursing centre (%)a
Out-patient clinic visits during the past 4 weeks (%)a
Infants' characteristics
Sex (%)a
Low birth weight or preterm (%)a
Primary nursery by mother (%)a
 Evening or night8.38.07.7
 Whole day75.476.175.2

Calculated by column totals.

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