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Table 1 Baseline participant characteristics

From: Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for dizziness and vertigo in emergency department: a pilot cohort study

Characteristics Control group (n = 23) Acupuncture (n = 37) p-value
Age    
Age < 65y/o, No.(%) 10(43.5%) 24(64.9%) 0.10
Age65y/o, No.(%) 13(56.5%) 13(35.1%)  
Women, No.(%) 16(69.6) 24(64.9) 0.71
Smoking history, No.(%) 4(17.4) 8(21.6) 0.69
HTN history, No.(%) 10(43.5) 16(43.2) 0.99
BMI 23.58(4.41) 24.21(5.89) 0.69
systolic pressure, mean(SD) 121.3(32.16) 129.27(20.87) 0.25
diatolic pressure, mean(SD) 72.13(17.40) 75.7(7.7) 0.28
SF36    
PF, mean(SD) 70.65(31.38) 77.70(25.24) 0.34
RP, mean(SD) 46.74(49.03) 50.03(46.16) 0.68
BP, mean(SD) 54.74(26.29) 62.97(28.21) 0.31
GH, mean(SD) 41.52(21.05) 42.27(23.94) 0.89
VT, mean(SD) 53.26(19.16) 50.27(23.15) 0.61
SF, mean(SD) 73.37(22.39) 76.01(22.32) 0.66
RE, mean(SD) 63.77(48.11) 57.66(47.56) 0.63
MH, mean(SD) 54.43(16.30) 56.00(20.95) 0.76
  1. p-value by independent t Test or Chi-quire test if needed. Phycial functioning (PF) Role limitation due to physical problems (RP), bodily pain (BP), general health (GH), and vitality (VT). Social functioning(SF) role limitation due to emotional problems(RE), and mental health (MH)