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Table 1 Participant demographics and baseline clinical characteristics in the two groups

From: Qing-Yi decoction in participants with severe acute pancreatitis: a randomized controlled trial

  Test group (n = 46) Control group (n = 39) P value
Age (mean ± SD)    0.434
 Years 46.4 (11.3) 44.6 (9.8)  
Sex, n (%)    0.805
 Male 26 (56.5) 21 (53.8)  
 Female 20 (43.5) 18 (46.2)  
Etiology, n (%)    0.201
 Biliary 10 (21.7) 8 (20.5)  
 Hyperlipidemic 26 (56.5) 15 (38.5)  
 Alcoholic 4 (8.7) 4 (10.2)  
 Idiopathic 6 (13.1) 12 (30.8)  
Scores (median (interquartile range))§    
 Ranson’s score 3 (3–5) 4 (3–5) 0.608
 24 h APACHE II score 10 (7.8-13) 7 (5–13) 0.150
 Balthazar CT score 4 (4–6) 4 (4–6) 0.118
  1. Two independent samples t-test, Chi-square test, §Wilcoxon rank sum test
  2. APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II