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Table 3 Comparison of baseline characteristics between study groups

From: Acupuncture and herbal moxibustion for the treatment of ‘BiQiu’ (allergic rhinitis symptoms) in a Hong Kong Chinese medicine clinic: a randomized controlled trial

 Acupuncture and herbal moxibustion(N = 32)Acupuncture(N = 32)Waitlist(N = 32)P value
Age (years)43.59 ± 13.6744.41 ± 13.6341.81 ± 14.800.752a
Female, N (%)16 (50%)26 (81.3%)20 (62.5%)0.031b
Disease duration (years)19.75 ± 12.6216.22 ± 10.4317.31 ± 12.010.47a
TNSS score9.25 ± 2.989.03 ± 2.838.34 ± 2.990.439a
Overall RQLQ score3.10 ± 0.872.94 ± 0.982.73 ± 0.950.285a
Individual 7 domain scores
 Daily activities4.21 ± 0.944.08 ± 1.113.81 ± 1.270.352a
 Sleep2.76 ± 1.502.84 ± 1.512.43 ± 1.340.481a
 Non-hay fever symptoms3.13 ± 1.122.79 ± 1.192.76 ± 1.310.410a
 Practical problems4.14 ± 1.463.97 ± 1.463.49 ± 1.690.225a
 Nasal symptoms3.73 ± 1.153.39 ± 1.273.31 ± 1.320.359a
 Eye symptoms2.27 ± 1.121.88 ± 1.291.66 ± 1.280.141a
 Emotion1.91 ± 1.332.23 ± 1.412.02 ± 1.250.607a
Total IgE (kU/L)157.16 ± 152.3145.53 ± 223.18268.78 ± 452.560.381c
  1. All data presented as mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise stated
  2. aOne-way ANOVA test
  3. bPearson X2 test
  4. cWelch’s ANOVA