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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Effect of acupuncture and instruction on physiological recovery from maximal exercise: a balanced-placebo controlled trial

  Total Cohort A-Hi A-Lo P-Hi P-Lo Control
Age (yrs) 21.1 ± 2.1 22 ± 2.7 20.6 ± 2.1 20.1 ± 1.8 21.3 ± 1.5 21.8 ± 1.9
Gender (M:F) 38:22 7:5 8:4 8:4 7:5 8:4
Height (cm) 175.8 ± 9.5 173.7 ± 12.8 178.8 ± 5.7 173.5 ± 6.6 175.6 ± 11.3 177.5 ± 9.6
Weight (kg) 75.2 ± 13.5 72.9 ± 12 83.9 ± 12.1 74 ± 13.2 69.3 ± 15.6 75.6 ± 11.7
BMI (kg/m2) 24.2 ± 3.5 24.2 ± 3.4 26.2 ± 3.3 24.5 ± 3.4 22.2 ± 2.9 24.1 ± 3.9
  1. All data presented as mean +/− standard deviation except gender (presented as n)
  2. A-Hi real acupuncture with high expectancy, A-Lo real acupuncture with low expectancy, P-Hi placebo acupuncture with high expectancy, P-Lo placebo acupuncture with low expectancy, C control (no treatment), BMI body mass index