Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study subjects
FTP group (n = 30) Placebo group (n = 30) Total (n = 60) P-value1)
Sex(M/F) 28/2 28/2 56/4 1.0002)
Age (years) 39.0 ± 8.5 36.2 ± 7.4 37.6 ± 8.1 0.170
Height (cm) 171.1 ± 6.1 170.7 ± 5.8 170.9 ± 5.9 0.770
Weight (kg) 78.5 ± 10.9 79.6 ± 10.0 79.1 ± 10.4 0.674
BMI (kg/m2) 26.8 ± 3.3 27.4 ± 3.5 27.1 ± 3.4 0.512
SBP (mmHg) 126.6 ± 11.2 129.2 ± 10.3 127.9 ± 10.8 0.341
DBP (mmHg) 79.6 ± 9.3 79.8 ± 8.5 79.7 ± 8.8 0.931
Pulse (BPM) 76.4 ± 12.2 75.7 ± 7.9 76.1 ± 10.2 0.783

Abbreviation: M, male; F, female; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; BPM, beats per minute.

Values are presented as mean ± SD.

1) Analyzed by Independent t-test.

2) Analyzed by Fisher's exact-test.

Kim et al.

Kim et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:58   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-58

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