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Table 2 Overview of descriptive patient data (n = 854). All values were rounded to whole numbers

From: Complementary medicine in Germany: a multi-centre cross-sectional survey on the usage by and the needs of patients hospitalized in university medical centers

  n %* Not clarified (n)
Department of treatment
 Cardiology 153 18%  
 Gastroenterology 200 23%  
 Gynaecology 152 18% 0
 Oncology 198 23%  
 Surgery 151 18%  
Sex
 Female 417 50% 13
 Male 424 50%
Education level
 No graduation 15 2% 35
 Short-term secondary school (“Hauptschule”) 192 23%
 Elementary school (“Volksschule”) 30 4%
 Vocational school (“Berufsschule”) 12 2%
 School for handicapped children 1 0%
 Intermediate-term secondary high school (“Mittlere Reife”) 256 31%
 High school (“Abitur”) 105 13%
 University 208 25%
Nationality
 German 787 94% 16
 Italian 9 1%
 Turkish 7 1%
 Romanian 3 1%
 Other 32 3%
>  60 years of age 439 52% 15
<  60 years of age 400 48%
Cancer 332 39% 5