Table 2

Most frequent diagnoses, disease severity and disease-duration in the study population of older adults (> 70 years) under homeopathic treatment

Disease (ICD 9)

Frequency

% (n)

Disease severity

(Physicians Assessment)

(NRS 0-10)

Mean ± SD

Disease Duration

(years)

Mean ± SD


Hypertension (401.9)

21 (17)

5.7 ± 1.7

11.1 ± 7.5


Sleep Disturbance (780.5)

16 (13)

7.1 ± 2.3

22.1 ± 25.8


Diabetes mellitus (250.0)

7 (6)

5.8 ± 1.5

8.0 ± 7.2


Sciatica (724.3)

7 (6)

5.7 ± 2.7

15.1 ± 16.3


Low Back Pain (724.2)

6 (5)

4.8 ± 2.3

19.0 ± 8.3


Osteoarthritis (715.3)

6 (5)

3.6 ± 1.5

9.5 ± 9.7


Depression (311.0)

6 (5)

5.8 ± 1.5

6.4 ± 6.7


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

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