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Table 4 Japanese family physicians' self-reports of preconception care in their clinical practice (n = 268)

From: Preconception care by family physicians and general practitioners in Japan

  Never/Almost Never Sometimes Often/Always No Response
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Timing of intercourse to maximize chances of conception 222 (82.8) 20 (7.5) 9 (3.6) 17 (6.3)
Folic acid supplementation 217 (81.0) 24 (9.0) 11 (4.1) 16 (6.0)
Exercise during pregnancy 198 (73.9) 32 (11.9) 20 (7.5) 18 (6.7)
Testing for rubella antibody 180 (67.2) 55 (20.5) 21 (7.8) 12 (4.5)
Increasing calcium intake 168 (62.7) 61 (22.7) 27 (10.1) 12 (4.5)
Restricting caffeine intake 166 (61.9) 55 (20.5) 31 (11.6) 16 (6.0)
Use of basal body temperature monitoring 157 (58.6) 60 (22.4) 38 (14.2) 13 (4.9)
Restricting alcohol intake 107 (39.9) 74 (27.6) 72 (26.9) 15 (5.6)
Testing for anemia 56 (20.9) 112 (41.8) 94 (35.1) 6 (2.2)
Smoking cessation 37 (13.8) 63 (23.5) 162 (60.4) 6 (2.2)