Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia

Table 1

Demographics and characteristics of study subject between experimental and control groups ( ).

VariableControl group ( )Experimental group ( ) value

Age (years)1 0.796
Education, (%)20.777
 Below junior6 (19.4)5 (15.2)
 High school18 (58.1)22 (66.7)
 Above university7 (22.6)6 (18.2)
Employment, (%)20.941
 No9 (27.3)9 (26.5)
 Yes24 (72.7)25 (73.5)
Marital status, (%)21.000
 Unmarried2 (6.1)3 (9.1)
 Married27 (81.8)26 (78.8)
 Divorce3 (9.1)2 (6.1)
 Widow1 (3.0)2 (6.1)
Menopause, (%)20.901
 No16 (48.5)17 (50.0)
 Yes17 (51.5)17 (50.0)
Regular exercise, (%)20.675
 No11 (34.4)13 (39.4)
 Yes21 (65.6)20 (60.6)
Afternoon nap, (%)20.938
 No21 (65.6)22 (64.7)
 Yes11 (34.4)12 (35.3)
Drinks coffee/tea, (%)20.805
 No15 (45.5)16 (48.5)
 Yes18 (54.5)17 (51.5)
Drinks wine, (%)20.183
 No28 (75.8)30 (88.2)
 Yes5 (24.2)4 (11.8)
Smoking, (%)20.672
 No31 (93.9)29 (87.9)
 Yes2 (6.1)4 (12.1)
CPSQI-total39 (8, 12)11 (9, 13)0.100

Values are expressed as 1mean ± standard deviation; 2number (percentage), and 3median (interquartile range). Values are based on 1independent two-sample -test, 2Chi-square test and 3Mann-Whitney -test.