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Table 3

Frequencies and age-adjusted percentages of children aged 4–17 years who used selected types of nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements for health reasons in the past 30 days, by type of product used: United States, 2007 and 2012

Used selected nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements1
Nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplementsNumber (in
Number (in
(standard error)
Fish oil33940.7 (0.17)6641.1 (0.13)
Melatonin870.1 (0.05)4190.7 (0.11) §
Probiotics or prebiotics 0.3 (0.15)2940.5 (0.09)
Echinacea4340.8 (0.13)2050.4 (0.08) §
Garlic supplements780.1 (0.04)800.1 (0.04)
Combination herb pill2900.5 (0.15)680.1 (0.04)
Ginseng 630.1 (0.05)
Cranberry (pills, capsules)330.1 (0.03)310.1 (0.02)
Glucosamine or chondroitin 420.1 (0.03)
Difference is not statistically significant.
Estimates are considered unreliable. Data have a relative standard error (RSE) greater than 30% and less than or equal to 50% and should be used with caution. Data not shown have an RSE greater than 50%.
§p value less than 0.01.
p value less than 0.05.
1Respondents may have used more than one nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplement.
2The denominator used in the calculation of percentages was all sample children.
3In 2007, fish oil was described as fish oil or omega-3 or DHA fatty acid. In 2012, fish oil was described as fish oil or omega-3 or DHA or EPA fatty acid.

NOTES: Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Estimates were age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and using two age groups: 4–11 and 12–17.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2007, 2012.

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