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Table 2 Binomial independent variables

From: Predictors of outcome after 6 and 12 months following anthroposophic therapy for adult outpatients with chronic disease: a secondary analysis from a prospective observational study

Variable N N Correlation
  Yes Evaluable R P-value
Female gender 748 913 -0.04 0.175
Wage earner 32 913 -0.03 0.424
Living alone 167 909 0.04 0.220
Alcohol use daily 26 913 -0.02 0.535
Smoking daily 102 912 -0.01 0.715
Overweight (Body mass index > 25) 234 899 0.03 0.339
Permanent work disability pension or severe disability status 168 911 -0.03 0.300
Main diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision)     
• F00-F99 Mental/behavioural 278 913 0.02 0.584
• M00-M99 Musculoskeletal 184 913 -0.07 0.031
• G00-G99 Nervous system 69 913 0.03 0.365
• N00-N99 Genitourinary system 68 913 -0.04 0.267
• J00-J99 Respiratory system 66 913 0.08 0.019
• C00-D48 Neoplasms 56 913 0.05 0.104
• K00-K93 Digestive system 38 913 -0.01 0.691
• L00-L99 Skin and subcutaneous tissue 30 913 -0.03 0.419
• I00-I99 Circulatory system 29 913 -0.02 0.581
• E00-E90 Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic 25 913 -0.02 0.537
• Other diagnoses 70 913 0.01 0.732
Enrolment by primary care physician 757 913 -0.02 0.525
Previous treatment by physician 627 904 -0.03 0.391
Main AM therapy modality     
• Eurythmy therapy 447 913 -0.04 0.200
• Art therapy 190 913 0.02 0.571
• Rhythmical massage therapy 90 913 0.02 0.549
• Medical therapy 186 913 0.02 0.564
Therapy costs reimbursed 554 913 -0.03 0.377
  1. Correlation: Spearman-Rho correlation with dependent variable (Symptom Score difference 0-6 months). All variables were coded as 0: no, 1: yes.