Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Original Article

Observed Changes in Risk during Naturopathic Treatment of Hypertension

Table 2

Care characteristics of ND care for HTN.

Care characteristicMean (mode, median and IQR) or n (%)
 Number of visits8.7 (4,7,4)
 Duration of care (months)13.8 (7,12,8)
 Presence of care “Gap”32 (37.6%)
 Primary care20 (23.5%)
Category of health promotion advicen (%) receiving advice
 Diet83 (97.6%)
 Exercise58 (68.2%)
 Alcohol48 (56.5%)
 Tobacco40 (47.1%)
Specific dietary advicen (%) receiving advice
 Increase fruit and vegetable intake71 (83.5%)
 Increase legumes/beans/nuts/whole grains43 (50.6%)
 Reduce dietary sodium36 (42.3%)
 Increase dietary fiber31 (36.5%)
 Increase fish intake17 (20%)
 Adopt the “DASH” diet16 (18.8%)
 Adopt the “Mediterranean” diet3 (3.5%)
Nutritional supplementationn (%) receiving recommendation
 Omega-3 Oils from Fish47 (55.3%)
 “Combo 1”43 (50.6%)
 Magnesium37 (43.5%)
 Coenzyme Q1033 (38.8%)
Crataegus oxycanthus (Hawthorne)28 (32.9%)
 “Combo 2”11 (12.9%)
 Potassium7 (8.2%)

IQR: Inter-quartile range.