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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of migraine patients (ITT)

From: Health economic evaluation of acupuncture along meridians for treating migraine in China: results from a randomized controlled trial

Parameters Shaoyang specific group (n = 121) Shaoyang non-specific group (n = 119) Yangming specific group (n = 118) Sham a cupuncture group (n = 118) P values*
Age 37.1 (11.7) 36.2 (12.4) 36.8 (13.0) 37.5 (12.1) 0.870
Women 100 (82.6%) 99 (83.2%) 92 (78.0%) 103 (87.3%) 0.306
Migraine type      0.635
With aura 18 (14.9%) 14 (11.8%) 12 (10.2%) 12 (10.2%)  
Without aura 103 (85.1%) 105 (88.2%) 106 (89.8%) 106 (89.8%)  
Duration of illness (months) 119.8 (115.3) 91.8 (78.6) 104.0 (100.7) 102.0 (93.4) 0.172
Migraine days last month** 6.3 (5.1) 5.6 (3.2) 6.1 (4.6) 5.5 (4.0) 0.387
number of lost work days due to 3.0(3.2) 3.9(3.0) 3.9 (3.7) 2.9(2.7) 0.014*
migraine attacks last month**      
  1. ITT = Intention-to-treat, defined as the number of patients who received at least one acupuncture treatment session. Data are number (%) or mean (SD).SD, Standard Deviation; * Significant difference, P < 0.05. **The average state of 4 weeks before treatment.