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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants in MLPN group and control group

From: A clinical randomized controlled trial: moxibustion at Laogong interval with Panax notoginseng promoted the maturation of arteriovenous fistulae

  MLPN group (n = 37) Control group (n = 37) t P
Age, years, \(\overline{x}\) ± SD 61.57 ± 10.02 56.59 ± 12.76 1.864 0.066
Gender, male/female, n 26/11 26/11 0 1
Primary disease, n (%)    3.5 0.316
Chronic glomerulonephritis 8 (21.6) 12 (32.4)   
Hypertensive nephropathy 9 (24.3) 8 (21.6)   
Diabetic nephropathy 9 (24.3) 12 (32.4)   
Others 11 (29.7) 5 (13.5)   
  1. MLPN: moxibustion at Laogong interval with panax notoginseng