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Table 5 Association between ZFHD and TODD based on diagnostic criteria

From: Zangfu zheng (patterns) are associated with clinical manifestations of zang shang (target-organ damage) in arterial hypertension

Target-organ damage Pattern
Criterion Liver-fire blazing upwards Kidney-yin deficiency and Liver-yang rising Obstruction of phlegm and dampness of Heart/Liver/ Gallbladder Qi and blood deficiency leading to Liver-yang rising Kidney-yin/yang deficiency
CVD F% -0.153 -0.276* -0.009 0.188 -0.141
  N% 0.606 0.637 0.718 0.651 0.584
HD F% -0.188 -0.321* -0.048 0.322* -0.263
  N% 0.650 0.590 0.700 0.718 0.488§
KD F% 0.424§ 0.087 0.124 -0.244 -0.096
  N% 0.462§ 0.311* 0.413§ 0.248 0.234
  1. Pearson correlation coefficient calculated between diagnostic criteria F% and N% for each Zangfu pattern and target-organ in the studied sample.
  2. *P < 0.05; §P < 0.01; P < 0.001. CVD: cerebrovascular and eye disease; HD: heart disease; KD: kidney disease.