Table 1: Homogeneity between groups.

CategoriesAroma ( )Placebo ( )Control ( ) or P

Mean ± SD

Age (yr.)52.5 ± 4.654.1 ± 3.853.3 ± 4.61.01.37
Height (cm)157.1 ± 6.9158.0 ± 4.9158.4 ± 3.80.44.68
Weight (kg)61.8 ± 7.463.6 ± 7.664.2 ± 7.00.81.45
Age of menarche (yr.)15.6 ± 1.6815.4 ± 1.915.6 ± 1.80.15.86
Age of first birth (yr.)26.1 ± 4.325.8 ± 3.626.6 ± 4.50.22.80
First SBP (mmHg)128.1 ± 12.2127.5 ± 14.4121.5 ± 13.12.06.13
First DBP (mmHg)79.7 ± 9.580.4 ± 11.380.1 ± 10.60.04.96
First PR (bpm)69.2 ± 8.771.0 ± 12.470.8 ± 8.60.26.77

(%)

Marital status
 Married26 (92.9)26 (92.9)22 (81.5)3.44.30
 Single2 (7.1)2 (7.1)5 (18.5)
Education
 Middle school4 (13.3)8 (28.6)5 (18.5)2.84.58
 High school13 (46.4)12 (42.9)15 (55.6)
 University11 (39.3)8 (28.6)7 (25.9)
Presence of menopause
 Postmenopausal14 (50.0)15 (53.6)17 (65.4)3.79.47
 Intramenopausal8 (28.6)10 (35.7)4 (15.4)
 No menopausal6 (21.4)3 (10.7)5 (19.2)
Drinking
 No18 (64.3)18 (64.3)17 (63.0)0.01.99
 Yes10 (35.7)10 (35.7)10 (37.0)
Smoking
 No27 (96.4)28 (100)25 (92.6)2.17.34
 Yes1 (3.6)0 (0.0)2 (7.4)
Exercise
 No exercise5 (17.9)8 (28.6)7 (25.9)2.13.71
 Less than two times per week10 (35.7)12 (42.9)10 (37.0)
 More than three times per week13 (46.4)8 (28.6)10 (37.0)

DBP: diastolic blood pressure; PR: pulse rate; SBP: systolic blood pressure.