Table 1 

Demographic data 

Children 
Homeopathy, n = 407 
Conventional n = 252 
pvalue, if < 0.05 


Male (%) 
51.1 
50.0 

Female (%) 
48.9 
50.0 

Age 
6.6 ± 4.3 
7.4 ± 4.7 
= 0.0282^{a} 
BMI 
16.6 ± 3.0 
17.9 ± 3.7 
= 0.0001^{a} 


Adults 
Homeopathy n = 445 
Conventional n = 462 
pvalue, if < 0.05 


Male (%) 
24.0 
32.3 
= 0.0064^{b} 
Female (%) 
76.0 
67.7 

Age 
37.1 ± 12.5 
39.6 ± 13.9 
= 0.0124^{a} 
BMI 
24.3 ± 4.8 
25.0 ± 4.5 
= 0.0031^{a} 
Smoking (%) 
16.2 
22.3 



Fullset analysis values are either expressed as % of total or as mean ± SD, ^{a}Wilcoxon ranksum test, ^{b}Fisher's exact test. 

Haidvogl et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:7 doi:10.1186/1472688277 