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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Comparison of the efficacy of aroma-acupressure and aromatherapy for the treatment of dementia-associated agitation

  Aroma-acupressure group (n = 56) Aroma group (n = 73) Control group (n = 57) Fa/χ2b P value
Age, mean ± SD or n (%) 85.3 ± 5.76 83.67 ± 4.96 81.56 ± 6.79 5.91a 20.83b <0.01* <0.01*
65-74 years 4 (7.1%) 3 (4.1%) 11 (19.3%)   
75-84 years 14 (25%) 39 (53.4%) 25 (43.9%)   
85 years 38 (67.9%) 31 (42.5%) 21 (36.8%)   
Sex, n (%)     5.69b 0.06
Male 46 (82.1%) 48 (65.8%) 43 (75.4%)   
Female 10 (17.9%) 25 (34.2%) 14 (24.6%)   
Diagnosis of Dementia, n (%)     20.40b <0.01*
AD 45 (80.3%) 70 (95.9%) 55 (96.5%)   
Vascular 10 (17.9%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.5%)   
Other 1 (1.8%) 3 (4.1%) 0 (0%)   
Restraint, n (%)     5.67b 0.23
None 29 (51.8%) 35 (47.9%) 31 (54.4%)   
One (chemical/physical) 22 (39.2%) 35 (47.9%) 25 (43.9%)   
Both 5 (9%) 3 (4.2%) 1 (1.7%)   
  1. Note.aOne-way ANOVA; bChi-square test; *p < 0.05.