Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study sample of older adults (> 70 years) under homeopathic treatment (n = 83)

Gender (% female)

59.0


Age (years, mean ± SD)

73.9 ± 3.6


Living alone in household (%)

31.0


Living together with a partner (%)

66.3


Education (% attending school > 10 years)

28.9


Strong belief in homeopathy (%)

65.1


Duration of disease (years, mean ± SD)

11.5 ± 11.5

Intake of conventional drugs (%)

81.9


Teut et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:10   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-10

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