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Table 2 Most frequent diagnoses, disease severity and disease-duration in the study population of older adults (> 70 years) under homeopathic treatment

From: Homeopathic treatment of elderly patients - a prospective observational study with follow-up over a two year period

Disease (ICD 9) Frequency % (n) Disease severity (Physicians Assessment) (NRS 0-10) Mean ± SD Disease Duration (years) Mean ± SD
Hypertension (401.9) 21 (17) 5.7 ± 1.7 11.1 ± 7.5
Sleep Disturbance (780.5) 16 (13) 7.1 ± 2.3 22.1 ± 25.8
Diabetes mellitus (250.0) 7 (6) 5.8 ± 1.5 8.0 ± 7.2
Sciatica (724.3) 7 (6) 5.7 ± 2.7 15.1 ± 16.3
Low Back Pain (724.2) 6 (5) 4.8 ± 2.3 19.0 ± 8.3
Osteoarthritis (715.3) 6 (5) 3.6 ± 1.5 9.5 ± 9.7
Depression (311.0) 6 (5) 5.8 ± 1.5 6.4 ± 6.7