Table 1

General characteristics of the study subjects
Characteristic Normal (N) Non-dampness-phlegm (N) Sig.a Dampness-phlegm (N) Sig.b
Sex (M/F) 273/314 619/523 0.0024 314/331 0.4453
Age (year) 64 (58, 69) 70 (60, 76) <0.0001 69 (61, 75) <0.0001
TOAST (LAA/CE/SVO/SOE/SUE) - 248/77/617/17/48 128/31/386/26
Weight (kg) 62.0 (56.0, 69.0) 60.0 (53.0, 68.0) 0.0001 63.0 (56.0, 70.0) 0.0461
BMI (kg/m2) 24.17 (22.65, 26.02) 23.28 (21.29, 25.39) <0.0001 24.6 (22.5, 26.7) 0.0588
Waist (cm) 85.0 (79.0, 90.0) 86.0 (80.0, 92.0) 0.0032 89.0(82.0, 95.0) <0.0001
Hip (cm) 96.0 (92.0, 100.0) 93.0 (87.5, 98.0) <0.0001 95.0 (89.0, 99.0) 0.0002
WHR 0.88 (0.85, 0.91) 0.93 (0.89, 0.97) <0.0001 0.94 (0.90, 0.97) <0.0001
Smoking (Y/N) 56/531 292/850 <0.0001 153/491 <0.0001
Drinking (Y/N) 195/392 416/726 <0.0001 196/447 0.0206
GOT (U/ml) 23.0 (18.0, 29.0) 22.1 (18.0, 29.0) 0.0001 23.0 (18.0, 28.1) 0.0005
GPT (U/ml) 21.0 (16.0, 30.0) 19.0 (14.0, 29.0) <0.0001 19.0 (14.0, 28.0) <0.0001
T-Cholesterol (mg/dL) 199.0 (175.0, 226.0) 180.0 (152.0, 210.0) <0.0001 189.0(160.0, 219.0) <0.0001
Trig (mg/dL) 131.0 (91.0, 182.0) 127.0 (90.0, 185.0) 0.8524 132.0 (94.0, 195.0) 0.1055
HDL (mg/dL) 51.0 (43.2, 59.9) 42.0 (35.0, 50.0) <0.0001 41.0 (33.5, 48.8) <0.0001
FBS (mg/dL) 99.0 (92.0, 106.0) 105.0 (93.0, 132.0) <0.0001 107.0 (94.0, 128.0) <0.0001
BUN 14.5 (12.0, 17.6) 14.0 (11.5, 18.0) 0.3859 13.9 (11.0, 17.1) 0.0031
Cr 0.90 (0.70, 1.00) 0.90 (0.70, 1.00) 0.521 0.80 (0.70, 1.00) 0.0002

* Data were expressed as frequencies for categorical variables and as the mean± standard deviation for continuous variables.WHR: waist hip ratio. TOAST: trial of ORG 10172 in acute stroke treatment. LAA: large-artery atherosclerosis. CE: cardio embolism. SVO: small vessel occlusion. SOE: stroke of other etiology. SUE stroke of undetermined etiology. GOP: glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase. GPT: glutamate pyruvate transaminase. Trig: Triglyceride sig.a: P value of normal versus non-dampness-phlegm using a Chi-squared test for categorical variables and the Wilcoxon two-sample test for continuous variables. sig.b: P value of normal versus dampness-phlegm using a Chi-squared test for categorical variables and the Wilcoxon two-sample test for continuous variables.

Lim et al.

Lim et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:180   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-180

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