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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients \( \left(\overline{\upchi}\pm \mathrm{S}\right) \)

From: The effectiveness of long-needle acupuncture at acupoints BL30 and BL35 for CP/CPPS: a randomized controlled pilot study

Demographic information Control group (n = 38) Treatment group (n = 39) P value
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range
Age (year) 31.7 ± 6.2 21–44 31.4 ± 7.0 24–50 0.84
Duration (month) 32.4 ± 39.3 3–156 24.3 ± 27.9 3–120 0.31
NIH-CPSI (total) 26.7 ± 4.9 17–37 26.6 ± 5.8 12–37 0.89
 Pain or discomfort 11.1 ± 2.8 5–17 11.1 ± 3.1 4–16 1.0
 Urination 5.8 ± 2.8 0–10 5.4 ± 3.3 0–11 0.52
 Impact of symptoms 5.0 ± 1.0 2–6 5.2 ± 1.1 3–6 0.34
 Quality of life 4.9 ± 1.2 2–6 4.9 ± 1.1 3–6 0.84
CM symptom 15.3 ± 7.3 6–34 14.0 ± 5.0 6–24 0.36