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Table 2 Patients in intake registrations of CM physicians compared to registration in GP practices

From: Diagnoses and visit length in complementary and mainstream medicine

Patient characteristics Homeopathy
N = 502
Acupuncture
N = 808
Naturopathy
N = 529
General practice1
N = 2628
p-value
Gender (% women)2 72.5 69.4 73.4 58.9 2<.001
Age* 39.5 3,4,5 46.5 46.0 45.1 3<.001
4<.01
5<.001
Educational level
(range 1-4)2
3.0 3.2 3.3 2.7 2<.001
Ethnicity (% immigrants) 2.2 3,4,5 6.9 8.9 5.4 3<.05
4<.01
5<.05
  1. *date of calculation January 1, 2008
  2. 1 data from the video observation part of the DNSGP-2 in 2001
  3. 2 significant difference between CM-patients and patients in general practice
  4. 3 significant difference between patients of a specific CM-practice and patients in general practice
  5. 4 significant difference between homeopathy and naturopathy patients
  6. 5 significant difference between homeopathy and acupuncture patients