Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain in Emergency Department: A Pilot Cohort Study

Table 1

(a) Distribution of participants’ gender. (b) Baseline of participant characteristics.
(a)

 ControlAcupunctureP value
 %%

Gender14450.942
 Female7 50.0 23 51.1  
 Male7 50.0 22 48.9

value by Chi-square test.
(b)

  Control () Acupuncture () value
 
 MedianMedian

Age65 52 79 56 46 75 0.423
BMI26 23 28 24 22 27 0.454
SYS134 119 137 122 117 138 0.741
DIA76 73 78 74 71 79 0.533
HR81 77 91 75 67 88 0.303
Oswestry
 () Pain intensity3 2 4 3 3 4 0.861
 () Personal care2 1 5 3 2 4 0.930
 () Lifting5 5 5 4 3 5 0.024
 () Walking4 3 5 4 3 5 0.767
 () Sitting4 2 5 4 3 5 0.745
 () Standing4 3 5 4 1 4 0.099
 () Sleeping2 1 4 3 1 4 0.648
 () Sex life4 4 4 4 2 4 0.448
 () Social life4 3 5 4 3 5 0.205
 () Traveling5 3 5 5 3 5 0.853

value by Mann-Whitney test.
: Percentile 25.
: Percentile 75.
BMI, body mass index; SYS, systolic pressure; DIA, diastolic pressure; HR, heart rate.