Research Article

Novel Diagnostic Model for the Deficient and Excess Pulse Qualities

Figure 6

Characteristics of subjects diagnosed with the DEPs stratified by gender; (a) for the entire sample size, (b) for male subjects, and (c) for female subjects. Data presented are the mean Β± SD, and the 𝑃 value from Student’s two sample 𝑑 -test. * 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 , ** 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 5 ; N.S: nonsignificant. Abbreviated: β€œBPsystolic” = systolic blood pressure, β€œ ⟨ B P ⟩ ” = average blood pressure, β€œ Ξ” B P ” = B P s y s t o l i c βˆ’ B P d i a s t o l i c , and β€œ 𝐻 𝑖 m a x ” stands for the maximum pulse amplitude at the 𝑖 th palpation position whose unit was determined by the manufacturer (arb), and β€œ ⟨ 𝐻 𝑖 m a x ⟩ ” is the average of 𝐻 𝑖 m a x over 𝑖 = 1 , 2, and 3.
(a) All
(b) Male
(c) Female