Table 1

Demographic data

Children

Homeopathy, n = 407

Conventional n = 252

p-value, if < 0.05


Male (%)

51.1

50.0

Female (%)

48.9

50.0

Age

6.6 ± 4.3

7.4 ± 4.7

= 0.0282a

BMI

16.6 ± 3.0

17.9 ± 3.7

= 0.0001a


Adults

Homeopathy n = 445

Conventional n = 462

p-value, if < 0.05


Male (%)

24.0

32.3

= 0.0064b

Female (%)

76.0

67.7

Age

37.1 ± 12.5

39.6 ± 13.9

= 0.0124a

BMI

24.3 ± 4.8

25.0 ± 4.5

= 0.0031a

Smoking (%)

16.2

22.3


Full-set analysis values are either expressed as % of total or as mean ± SD, aWilcoxon rank-sum test, bFisher's exact test.

Haidvogl et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-7

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