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Table 2 Outcome measurements during the study

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

Characteristic Baseline After treatment MD (95% CI) P value
SBP, mean (SD) mmHg 144.69 (9.29) 140.48 (9.77) 4.36 (1.97, 6.74)  < 0.001
DBP, mean (SD) mmHg 88.61 (8.15) 86.31 (8.02) 2.16 (0.45, 3.87)  < 0.05
dSBP, mean (SD) mmHg 147.32 (9.88) 143.02 (10.47) 4.48 (1.92, 7.04)  < 0.01
dDBP, mean (SD) mmHg 90.30 (8.49) 88.10.23 (8.24) 2.12 (0.38, 3.87)  < 0.05
nSBP, mean (SD) mmHg 136.20 (12.21) 132.59 (12.90) 3.77 (0.91, 6.64)  < 0.05
nDBP, mean (SD) mmHg 82.83 (8.78) 80.60 (9.64) 2.10 (-0.01, 4.21) 0.051
  1. Blood pressure changes after six-week EA treatment. MD mean difference, dSBP/dDBP daytime systolic/diastolic blood pressure, nSBP/nDBP nighttime systolic/diastolic blood pressure. All data were analyzed by paired-sample T test, P < 0.05 were considered statistically significant