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Table 2 Socio-demographic data

From: Health costs in anthroposophic therapy users: a two-year prospective cohort study

Items   Study patients German primary care patients
   N % % Source
Female gender   520/717 73% 53% [23]
Age groups 0–19 years 176/717 25% 14% [23]
  20–39 years 201/717 28% 27%  
  40–59 years 269/717 38% 27%  
  60–75 years 71/717 10% 21%  
   Adult study patients German population
"Fachhochschule" or university entrance qualification   302/545 55% 19% [9]
University degree   132/544 24% 6% [9]
Occupational status in the last 12 months Gainfully employed patients     [9]
-Self-employed   47/281 17% 10%  
-Civil servants ("Beamter")   19/281 7% 7%  
-Salaried employee ("Angestellte")   189/281 67% 49%  
-Wage earners ("Arbeiter")   11/281 4% 34%  
-Other   15/281 5% 1%  
Unemployed in the last 12 months Economically active patients 10/291 3% 10% [9]
Living alone   106/540 20% 21% [9]
Net family income < 900 Euro per month   62/451 14% 16% [9]
Alcohol use daily (patients) vs. almost daily (Germany) Male 3/102 3% 28% [24]
  Female 11/443 2% 11%  
Regular smoking Male 10/102 10% 37% [25]
  Female 46/442 10% 28%  
Sports activity ≥ 1 hour weekly Age 25–69 236/505 47% 39% [26]
Body mass index ≥ 25 (overweight) Male 25/101 25% 56% [9]
  Female 111/437 25% 39%  
Permanent work disability pension   43/545 8% 3% [27]
Severe disability status   54/545 10% 12% [28]
Sick leave days in the last 12 months (mean ± SD) Economically active patients 27.9 ± 58.0 days 17.0 days [29]