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Table 3 Adverse events due to dietary supplement use (n = 3095)

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

  All (%) 20s (%) 30s (%) 40s (%) 50s (%) Older than 60 (%) P-value
Diarrhea 27.9 35.0 32.7 29.3 27.3 16.4 <0.001
Nausea & vomiting 19.1 23.7 22.8 21.3 17.3 11.0 <0.001
Fatigue 17.4 19.7 17.4 18.6 15.4 16.3 0.327
Constipation 17.0 17.7 16.4 15.6 15.5 20.0 0.189
Headache 15.6 22.4 19.0 15.9 13.7 8.4 <0.001
Stomachache 15.4 23.1 17.7 15.1 13.3 9.4 <0.001
Anthema & itching 15.0 11.8 13.0 14.8 14.1 20.6 <0.001
Worsening data of health examination 10.2 4.3 4.1 8.2 11.9 22.0 <0.001
Palpitations 5.5 4.5 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 0.895
Others 11.6 9.6 9.4 11.0 13.1 14.9 0.009
  1. Statistical analysis were conducted among ages in each event. P-values were calculated using the χ 2 test