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Table 4 Multivariate logistic regression: factors associated with anthroposophic remedies

From: Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study

Factor AOR (95% CI)
Consultation type  
   Follow-up 1
   First 1.65 (1.52 - 1.79)*
Physician specialization  
   GP 1
   Internal medicine 1.49 (1.40 - 1.58)*
   Other 0.76 (0.70 - 0.84)*
Age (y)** 0.97 (0.97 - 0.98)*
Sex  
   male 1
   female 1.35 (1.27 - 1.43)*
Diagnosis (groups)  
   Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] 0.36 (0.32 - 0.39)*
   Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, and related tissue [C00-C75] 4.54 (4.12 - 4.99)*
   Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, secondary, and unspecified sites [C76-C80] 2.90 (2.54 - 3.30)*
   Arthropathies [M00-M25] 1.36 (1.19 - 1.55)*
   Chronic lower respiratory diseases [J40-J47] 0.59 (0.50 - 0.69)*
   Diabetes mellitus [E10-E14] 0.17 (0.14 - 0.22)*
   Episodic and paroxysmal disorders [G40-G47] 0.53 (0.45 - 0.63)*
   Ischaemic heart diseases [I20-I25] 0.71 (0.60 - 0.83)*
   Extrapyramidal and movement disorders [G20-G26] 0.46 (0.37 - 0.58)*
   Dorsopathies [M40-M54] 1.34 (1.16 - 1.55)*
   Metabolic disorders [E70-E90] 0.17 (0.13 - 0.22)*
   Disorders of thyroid gland [E00-E07] 0.54 (0.45 - 0.64)*
Interaction terms  
   Hypertensive diseases [I10-I15] * age 1.03 (1.02 - 1.04)*
   Extrapyramidal and movement disorders [G20-G26] * age 1.04 (1.02 - 1.07)*
  1. * OR significant different from 1; ** continuous centered variable