Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Suan Zao Ren Tang as an Original Treatment for Sleep Difficulty in Climacteric Women: A Prospective Clinical Observation

Table 2

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics for the 67 participants.

VariablesMRS < 16 ( )MRS ≥ 16 ( )Odds ratio
mean (SD)mean (SD)

Demographics
 Age (year)55.9 (6.8)52.4 (6.0)1.260*
 Height (cm)157.4 (6.7)156.6 (4.7)1.018
 Weight (kg)54.4 (7.3)57.5 (11.0)1.169
 BMI (kg2/cm2)22.6 (2.7)23.4 (4.1)0.551
Serum hormonal level
 FSH (mIU/mL)50.4 (25.7)51.9 (27.2)0.948
 LH (mIU/mL)30.1 (16.1)28.5 (13.8)1.052
Endpoint (scores)
 PSQI12.4 (3.3)13.7 (2.1)0.581
  Subjective sleep quality2.3 (0.5)2.5 (0.5)4.171
  Sleep latency2.4 (0.8)2.4 (0.7)2.652
  Sleep duration2.2 (0.8)2.6 (0.6)0.218*
  Habitual sleep efficiency1.7 (1.2)2.0 (1.0)1.559
  Sleep disturbances1.4 (0.6)1.8 (0.6)1.099
  Daytime dysfunction1.4 (0.9)1.6 (1.0)1.973
 Domains of WHOQOL-BREF
  Physical13.0 (2.1)11.6 (1.7)1.493
  Psychological12.3 (2.1)10.4 (2.1)2.185*
  Social13.3 (2.1)12.5 (1.8)0.818
  Environmental14.1 (1.8)12.9 (2.2)0.702

Abbreviation: BMI: body mass index; FSH: follicular stimulating hormone; LH: luteinizing hormone; MRS: the menopause rating scale; PSQI: the Pittsburg sleep quality index; WHOQOL-BREF: the World Health Organization’s quality of life instrument—Short Version.
Odds ratio are calculated for the comparison of difference between MRS < 16 and MRS ≥ 16 groups by logistic regression.
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