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Table 2 Characteristics of subjects before the trial

From: Effects of Korean red ginseng (Panax Ginseng Meyer) on bisphenol A exposure and gynecologic complaints: single blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety

General (mean ± std)a KRG (N = 11) Placebo (N = 11) p
Age (years) 22.91 ± 1.81 22.73 ± 1.68 0.81
BMI (kg/m2) 20.12 ± 1.69 20.83 ± 2.24 0.42
Urinary total BPA (ng/L) 3.17 ± 2.28 2.38 ± 1.98 0.41
Diet [N(%)]b    
Instant food intakec    1.00
High 1 (9) 0 (0)  
Moderate 4 (36) 4 (36)  
Low 6 (55) 7 (64)  
Diet balanced    1.00
Prefer meat 3 (27) 2 (18)  
Balanced 8 (73) 9 (82)  
Prefer vegetable 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Sasang [N(%)]b    
SYe 4 (36) 5 (45) 1.00
SE 3 (27) 2 (18)  
TE 4 (36) 4 (36)  
  1. aT-test; bFisher exact test (2-tail).
  2. cDegree of instant food-intake was classified with frequency: high, >10 times/week; moderate, 5–10 times/week; low, <5 times/week).
  3. dFrequency (times) of meat or fish consumption/week, ≥10 times, prefer meat; 3–9 times, balanced; ≤2, prefer vegetable.
  4. eSoyangin (少陽人, SY type); Soeumin (少陰人, SE type); Taeeumin (太陰人, TE type).