Table 4

Multivariate logistic regression: factors associated with anthroposophic remedies

Factor

AOR (95% CI)


Consultation type

Follow-up

1

First

1.65 (1.52 - 1.79)*


Physician specialization

GP

1

Internal medicine

1.49 (1.40 - 1.58)*

Other

0.76 (0.70 - 0.84)*


Age (y)**

0.97 (0.97 - 0.98)*


Sex

male

1

female

1.35 (1.27 - 1.43)*


Diagnosis (groups)

Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15]

0.36 (0.32 - 0.39)*

Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75]

4.54 (4.12 - 4.99)*

Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, secondary, and unspecified sites [C76-C80]

2.90 (2.54 - 3.30)*

Arthropathies [M00-M25]

1.36 (1.19 - 1.55)*

Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47]

0.59 (0.50 - 0.69)*

Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14]

0.17 (0.14 - 0.22)*

Episodic and paroxysmal disorders [G40-G47]

0.53 (0.45 - 0.63)*

Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25]

0.71 (0.60 - 0.83)*

Extrapyramidal and movement disorders [G20-G26]

0.46 (0.37 - 0.58)*

Dorsopathies [M40-M54]

1.34 (1.16 - 1.55)*

Metabolic disorders [E70-E90]

0.17 (0.13 - 0.22)*

Disorders of thyroid gland [E00-E07]

0.54 (0.45 - 0.64)*


Interaction terms

Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] * age

1.03 (1.02 - 1.04)*

Extrapyramidal and movement disorders [G20-G26] * age

1.04 (1.02 - 1.07)*


* OR significant different from 1; ** continuous centered variable

Jeschke et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-48

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