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Research Article

Does Electroacupuncture Treatment Reduce Pain and Change Quantitative Sensory Testing Responses in Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain? A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Table 1

Sample characterization. BMI: Body Mass Index. CTR: control group. Data expressed as mean and standard error of the mean. p>0.05 in all comparisons. Kruskal-Wallis test for noncategoric variables and qui-square test for categoric.

Demographic characteristicsElectroacupunctureCTR 1CTR 2CTR 3

Age (years)42.35±3.3541.82±3.3448.72±3.6152.58±3.65
Weight (kg)71.73±2.2272.80±2.3576.56±2.6479.08±3.10
Height (m) 1.67±0.021.68±0.021.66±0.021.68±0.03
BMI (kg/m2)25.62±0.7925.82±0.7827.75±0.9927.97±0.76
Sex ()
Female10 (58.8%)9 (52.9%)10 (55.5%)9 (52.9%)
Male7 (41.2%)8 (47.1%)8 (44.5%)8 (47.1%)
Occupation ()
Long sitting6 (35.2%)6 (35.2%)4 (22.2%)5 (29.4%)
Long standing9 (52.9%)9 (52.9%)11 (61,1%)8 (47.0%)
Retiree2 (11.9%)2 (11.9%)3 (16.7%)4 (23.6%)
Physical activity ()
Yes10 (58.8%)8 (47.1%)10 (55.5%)10 (58.8%)
No7 (41.20%)9 (52.9%)8 (44.5%)7 (41.2%)
Smoking ()
Yes0 (0%)1 (5.9%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
No17 (100%)16 (94.1%)18 (100%)17 (100%)
Alcohol consumption ()
Yes4 (23.5%)6 (35.3%)3 (16.7%)4 (23.6%)
No13 (76.5%)11 (64.7%)15 (83.3%)13 (76.4%)

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