Table 1: Overview of the descriptive statistics of the convenient sample.

Schizophrenia (SD)Depression (SD)Healthy control (SD)
TotalWaiting listAcupunctureTotalWaiting listAcupunctureTotal

Men6334223
Women105512665
Length of illness13.56 (1.59)12.63 (5.90)a14.50 (7.07)a5.94 (1.05)4.38 (3.54)7.50 (4.41)0
Age44.25 (2.44)42.25 (10.99)46.25 (8.57)50.94 (1.33)52.88 (5.59)b49.00 (4.54)36.75 (12.43)

According to the one-way ANOVA (groups as between subjects factor) at baseline: aMean is significantly different ( ) from the depression waiting list group. bMean is significantly different ( ) from the healthy control group.