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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Improvement of intestinal flora: accompany with the antihypertensive effect of electroacupuncture on stage 1 hypertension

Characteristic Patients Healthy P value
Age, mean (SD),y 61.43 (4.37) 56.33 (7.73) 0.299
Female (%) 68.80% 80.00% 0.291
BMI, mean (SD) 24.87 (4.95) 24.29 (0.71) 0.169
Pulse, mean (SD) 72.65 (7.57) 71.57 (7.07) 0.265
Blood sugar (mmol/L) 5.04 (0.30) 4.99 (0.42) 0.752
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.82 (0.55) 4.52 (0.41) 0.149
RBC count (× 1012/L) 4.48 (0.48) 4.49 (0.57) 0.958
WBC count (× 109/L) 5.13 (0.93) 5.18 (1.41) 0.917
SBP, mean (SD) mmHg 144.69 (9.29) 113.60 (9.00)  < 0.0001
DBP, mean (SD) mmHg 88.61 (8.15) 75.14 (5.98)  < 0.0001
  1. Demographic information and blood pressure indices. BMI body mass index, RBC red blood cell, WBC white blood cell, SBP/DBP systolic/diastolic blood pressure, P < 0.05 were considered statistically significant