Table 4.

Reasons for Never Using Calcium Supplements*

ItemAgree (%) (n = 79)
Never got into the habit.91
I don't know what amount to take.79
It is not a high priority for me.77
No particular reason.75
I get enough from diet.66
Doctor never recommended calcium supplements.57
I don't like to take pills.56
Didn't know I was supposed to.50
The multivitamin has the calcium I need.40
Experts do not seem to agree.32
I don't want to spend money on calcium.30
I worry calcium causes kidney stones.13
  • * These potential barriers were presented as dichotomous, closed-end questions.