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Table 1 Baseline background and clinical characteristics of the study sample (n = 43)

From: Using auriculotherapy for osteoarthritic knee among elders: a double-blinded randomised feasibility study

  All (n = 43) Group 1 (n = 11) Group 2 (n = 10) Group 3 (n = 13) Group 4 (n = 9) p-value
Age mean (sd) 72.66 (7.04) 73.00 (6.31) 72.80 (6.68) 71.62 (7.75) 73.86 (8.53) 0.839a
Gender       
 Male 2 2 0 0 0 0.125b
 Female 41 9 10 13 9
Number of years with OA knee mean (sd) 7.82 (7.07) 4.95 (4.16) 8.20 (8.13) 9.77 (8.44) 8.14 (8.26) 0.468a
Side(s) of OA knee       
 Unilateral 4 1 2 0 1 0.429b
 Bilateral 39 10 8 13 8
Comorbid illness       
 Yes 39 11 8 11 9 0.307b
 No 4 0 2 2 0
  1. Group 1 = Placebo LAT & MAT; Group 2 = LAT & placebo MAT; Group 3 = LAT plus MAT; Group 4 = Placebo LAT & Placebo MAT
  2. aKruskal-Wallis test
  3. bFisher’s exact test