Table 3

Participant characteristics by treatment compliance* among participants who completed the crossover tea study
Characteristic Compliant (N = 23) Non-compliant (N = 9)
(%) (%)
Age, mean (SD) 35 (11) 28 (10)
Male 48 33
Race/Ethnicity
 White 44 44
 African-American 13 -
 Hispanic 4 11
 Asian 35 44
 Other 4 -
Smoking status
 Current 39 22
 Former 4 11
 Never 57 67
Regular alcohol intake 22 33
Regular tea intake 44 33
Regular coffee intake 59 33
Regular carbonated beverages intake 36 22
Fruit/vegetable servings/day, mean (SD) 2.4 (1.4) 2.4 (1.0)
BMI, mean (SD) 24.9 (3.6) 22.1 (2.8)

aP value <0.05 for comparison between “compliant” and “non-compliant”.

b 0.05 ≤ P value < 0.10 for comparison between “compliant” and “non-compliant”.

c 0.10 ≤ P value < 0.15 for comparison between “compliant” and “non-compliant”.

* Treatment non-compliance defined as consumption of <85% of the packets provided for at least one of the four treatments.

Regular intake <2 servings per day. Participants reporting ≥2 servings per day consumption of tea, coffee, carbonated beverages, or alcohol were excluded from the trial.

Dash et al.

Dash et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:96   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-96

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