Age and gender effect on the use of herbal medicine products and food supplements among the elderly

Louise Stjernberg, Johan Berglund, Anders Halling

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2006-Mar
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
Vol/bind24
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)50-5
Antal sider5
ISSN0281-3432
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. mar. 2006
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Herbal Medicine
Dietary Supplements
Age Groups
General Practitioners
Longitudinal Studies

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Stjernberg, Louise ; Berglund, Johan ; Halling, Anders. / Age and gender effect on the use of herbal medicine products and food supplements among the elderly. I: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2006 ; Bind 24, Nr. 1. s. 50-5.
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Age and gender effect on the use of herbal medicine products and food supplements among the elderly. / Stjernberg, Louise; Berglund, Johan; Halling, Anders.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, Bind 24, Nr. 1, 01.03.2006, s. 50-5.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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