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Table 1 Baseline demographics of the patients with primary dysmenorrhea in ginger and placebo groups

From: Effect of Zingiber officinale R. rhizomes (ginger) on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea: a placebo randomized trial

  Ginger (n = 59) Placebo (n = 46) Placebo* (n = 13)   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Pa Pb
Age (years) 21.4 (2.0) 21.3 (2.2) 21.2 (2.5) 0.244 0.883
Body Mass Index 20.4 (2.2) 20.7 (2.2) 20.3 (2.3) 0.371 0.603
Menarche (age in years) 13.7 (0.9) 13.6 (1.1) 14.0 (1.1) 0.638 0.241
Interval of cycles (days) 28.9 (2.2) 27.7 (2.7) 28.3 (1.8) 0.096 0.396
Duration of menses (hours) 6.6 (1.1) 6.7 (1.7) 6.7 (1.4) 0.640 0.949
Severity of pain (cm) 7.3 (1.1) 7.5 (0.9) 7.4 (1.58) 0.347 0.275
Duration of pain 19.38 (16.35) 19.06 (22.73) 18.15 (26.87) 0.170 0.912
Pain severity based on verbal multidimensional scoring system (number, %)     0.300 0.735
 Mild 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)   
 Moderate 21 (35.6) 12 (26.1) 4 (30.8)   
 Severe 38 (64.4) 34 (73.9) 9 (89.2)   
  1. * Discontinued the trial.
  2. a Comparing ginger and placebo groups.
  3. b Comparing placebo and discontinued placebo group.