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Research Article

Retrospective Long-Term Comparison of Naturopathic Fasting Therapy and Weight Reduction Diet in Overweight Patients

Table 1

Reasons for exclusion from the phone interview.

Fasting patientsWeight reduction diet patients

No longer valid phone number and no entry in a public phone book 19 (24%)6 (21%)
Not reached6 (8%)2 (7%)
Refused to participate 15 (19%)5 (18%)
Unable to remember the situations in question sufficiently5 (6%)2 (7%)
Insufficient German language skills 2 (3%)1 (4%)
Participation in other organized weight reduction programs in the meantime19 (24%)3 (11%)
Malignant disease5 (6%)2 (7%)
Already dead4 (5%)5 (18%)
Bedridden1 (1%)0
Undergone intestinal resection 1 (1%)0
Hospitalization because of an acute stroke at the time of the telephone interview1 (1%)0
Moved abroad01 (4%)
Development of dementia01 (4%)

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