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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the controls and TCC practitioners

From: Increased first and second pulse harmonics in Tai Chi Chuan practitioners

  Control TCC P value
(n = 30) (n = 30)
General Characteristics
Gender (M/F) 14/16 19/11 1.000
Age (year) 49.9 ± 9.4 53.6 ± 10.7 0.198
Height (cm) 163.7 ± 9.3 163.7 ± 10.1 0.790
Weight (kg) 63.9 ± 10.8 63.0 ± 12.2 0.813
BMI (kg/m2) 23.7 ± 2.6 23.4 ± 3.0 0.460
TCC age (year) 0 7.0 ± 8.2 NA
Baseline
SBP (mmHg) 119.3 ± 14.9 119.0 ± 12.7 0.947
DBP (mmHg) 68.7 ± 10.4 72.8 ± 8.9 0.089
MABP (mmHg) 85.6 ± 10.8 88.2 ± 9.1 0.258
PP (mmHg) 50.5 ± 11.6 46.2 ± 10.5 0.139
30 min after TCC
SBP (mmHg) 119.1 ± 14.4 114.6 ± 12.8 0.363
DBP (mmHg) 72.4 ± 9.9 72.1 ± 7.8 0.802
MABP (mmHg) 88.0 ± 10.7 86.3 ± 8.2 0.657
PP (mmHg) 46.7 ± 9.4 42.5 ± 11.0 0.098
  1. Data presented are Mean ± SD. SBP systolic blood pressure; DBP diastolic blood pressure; MABP mean arterial blood pressure; PP pulse pressure; NA not assessed