Table 2

Medicines information sources used by pregnant women (n=4054)

Physician, gynaecologist, specialist (%)Internet (%)Pharmacy personnel (%)Drug handbook, Information leaflet (%)Midwife, nurse (%)Family, friends (%)Drug information centre (%)*Other (%)†
Total (n=4054)73604635332477
Eastern Europe (n=1095)777546321429110
 Russia (n=456)709035261233013
 Croatia (n=130)71785438326017
 Poland (n=344)89545234233036
 Serbia (n=88)8881633852406
 Slovenia (n=77)68645547121215
Northern Europe (n=1250)66544749502363
 Finland (n=372)675957505420192
 Iceland (n=44)64464641592300
 Sweden (n=408)57564961652313
 Norway (n=426)74493737322515
Australia (n=98)745454284921245
Western Europe (n=1273)75524728332197
 Austria (n=32)88727563161639
 Italy (n=419)895242331515107
 Switzerland (n=245)84535438131557
 France (n=159)77456311292356
 The Netherlands (n=23)8370356139404
 The UK (n=395)525142186831137
Americas (n=338)806237212131168
 The USA (n=124)817435292730247
 Canada (n=96)774458162733227
 South-American Countries (n=118)8263231693139
  • *Poison information centres, teratology information services and national centres of information on medicines.

  • †Herbal shop personnel, complementary medicine personnel, magazines, media and books.