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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of enrolled patients

From: Combination of 15 lipid metabolites and motilin to diagnose spleen-deficiency FD

Parameter Spleen deficiency group (n = 108) Non spleen deficiency group (n = 107) Healthy control group (n = 61)
Gender
 Male 34 (31.48%) 42 (39. 25%) 20 (32.79%)
 Female 74 (68.52%) 65 (60.75%) 41 (67.21%)
Age 46.98 ± 12.74 46.93 ± 12.91 25.90 ± 2.89
Marital status
 Unmarried 21 (19.44%) 20 (18.69%) 12 (16.67%)
 Married 86 (79.63%) 83 (77.57%) 47 (77.05%)
 Divorced 1 (0.93%) 4 (3.74%) 4 (3.28%)
 Widowhood 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Level of education
 Illiteracy 3 (2.78%) 1 (0.94%) 1 (1.64%)
 Primary school 5 (4.63%) 6 (5.61%) 4 (6.56%)
 Junior school 19 (17.59%) 14 (13.08%) 12 (19.67%)
 Senior school 17 (15.74%) 25 (23.36%) 20 (32.79%)
 Degree or above 64 (59.26%) 61 (57.01%) 24 (39.34%)
 Body mass index (BMI) 21.82 ± 3.17 21.97 ± 3.05 22.16 ± 2.04
Postprandial discomfort severity scale
 Postprandial fullness 4.56 ± 1.13* 4.27 ± 1.31
 Early satiety 3.69 ± 1.70* 3.31 ± 1.58
 Epigastric pain 3.10 ± 1.47 3.35 ± 1.39
 Epigastric burning 2.29 ± 1.74 2.51 ± 1.50
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