Table 1: Demographic data at baseline for the control group and the yoga group.

Control group ( )Yoga group ( ) value

Male/female ( )0/193/150.06
Age (years ± SD) 52 ± 1554 ± 90.72
Professional ( )8 (42%)13 (72%)0.63
Sick leave ( )7 (37%)3 (17%)0.17
Retired for reasons of age ( )4 (21%)2 (11%)0.41
Years since onset of stress-related symptoms (years ± SD)9 ± 109 ± 60.96
Visits to the doctor in the last 8 months (years ± SD)5 ± 67 ± 60.44
Visits to the physiotherapist in the last 8 months (years ± SD)5 ± 68 ± 70.25
Visits to the counselor in the last 8 months (years ± SD)3 ± 42 ± 40.44
Visits to the nurse in the last 8 months (years ± SD)5 ± 55 ± 40.66

Data are presented as mean ± SD or number of patients or visits. values refer to the difference between the control group and the yoga group before study start (chi-2-test, unpaired -test, Mann-Whitney test, and ). SD: standard deviation.