Table 3

Characteristics of participants in different Sasang constitutional groups
SY type TE type SE type p-value
(n = 9) (n = 9) (n = 10)
Age (year) 23.0 (20.0, 27.0) 22.0 (20.0, 24.0) 22.5 (20.0, 25.0) 0.975
Height (cm) 178.2 (165.1, 187.7) 178.5 (166.8, 182.6) 175.2 (163.8, 184.3) 0.414
Weight (kg) 71.4 (58.9, 76.4) a 72.1 (63.5, 76.2) a 61.2 (55.1, 67.7) b 0.003
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.6 (20.2, 23.0) b 22.5 (21.9, 23.0) a 20.0 (18.6, 21.7) c 0.000
Waist circumference (cm) 77.5 (69.8, 85.0) 82.0 (74.8, 84.3) 76.5 (69.5, 79.0) 0.059
Hip circumference (cm) 95.5 (85.7, 100.0) 96.5 (92.5, 102.5) 93.4 (85.5, 99.0) 0.096
Pulse rate (/min) 78.0 (66.0, 84.0) 72.0 (66.0, 84.0) 72.0 (60.0, 84.0) 0.319
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 105.0 (85.0, 135.0) 117.5 (95.0, 135.0) 102.5 (95.0, 110.0) 0.257
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 70.0 (60.0, 85.0) 70.0 (60.0, 85.0) 70.0 (50.0, 75.0) 0.683
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 85.0 (77.0, 91.0) 89.0 (78.0, 101.0) 83.0 (79.0, 92.0) 0.354
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 66.0 (32.0, 95.0) 61.0 (31.0, 230.0) 57.5 (41.0, 136.0) 0.841
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 147.0 (130.0, 180.0) 148.0 (102.0, 187.0) 148.0 (119.0, 174.0) 0.944
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 56.0 (42.0, 70.0) 57.0 (37.0, 79.0) 59.0 (50.0, 79.0) 0.758
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 89.0 (79.0, 111.0) 79.0 (58.0, 121.0) 83.5 (53.0, 116.0) 0.520
Insulin (µU/mL) 5.6 (3.7, 10.1) 7.1 (3.5, 18.1) 7.4 (4.4, 18.7) 0.494
HOMA-IR 1.1 (0.7, 2.1) 1.5 (0.7, 4.1) 1.4 (0.8, 4.2) 0.483
KEAT-26 3.0 (0.0, 13.0) 0.0 (0.0, 12.0) 3.5 (0.0, 10.0) 0.232
BULIT-R 47.0 (31.0, 87.0) ab 45.0 (31.0, 54.0) a 38.5 (31.0, 44.0) b 0.037
DEBQ Restraint 24.0 (17.0, 37.0) 25.0 (12.0, 34.0) 15.0 (11.0, 25.0) 0.044
Emotional 19.0 (13.0, 50.0) 23.0 (13.0, 34.0) 13.5 (13.0, 18.0) 0.060
External 32.0 (19.0, 45.0) 28.0 (25.0, 36.0) 25.0 (14.0, 37.0) 0.396
GSRS 3.0 (1.0, 6.0) 3.0 (0.0, 7.0) 2.5 (0.0, 9.0) 0.677

All values are presented as median (minimum, maximum).

abc Values in the same row that are marked with different superscript alphabets are significantly different (p <0.017).

HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; KEAT-26, the Korean Version of Eating Attitude Test-26; BULIT-R, Bulimia Test Revised; DEBQ, Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire; GSRS, Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale.

Lee et al.

Lee et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:122   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-122

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