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Table 2 Purpose of dietary supplement use

From: Behaviors of consumers, physicians and pharmacists in response to adverse events associated with dietary supplement use

  AEa Allb
n % n %
Maintenance of health 2336 75.5 33,347 78.5
Improvements to health 936 30.2 9500 22.4
For beauty 841 27.2 9977 23.5
Prevention of diseases 742 24.0 7906 18.6
Weight loss 738 23.8 7014 16.5
Treatment of diseases 222 7.2 1714 4.0
Others 63 2.0 821 1.9
  1. asubjects who experienced adverse events (n = 3095)
  2. ball subjects who were using or used to use dietary supplement in preliminary survey (n = 42,489)