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Table 1 Baseline subject characteristics

From: Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial

  PAG (n = 34) RAG (n = 34) Mean difference
Sex (M/F) 32/2 31/3  
Age yr 72.5 [7.4] 72.7 [6.8] 0.2
MRC 2.9 [1.1] 3.3 [1.0] 0.4
Body Weight (kg) 56.0 [13.8] 54.6 [10.6] −1.4
BMI (Kg/m2) 21.1 [3.9] 21.2 [3.9] 0.1
Brinkman Index 1433.9 [759.8] 1292.5 [526.4] −141.4
GOLD criteria
 I 0 0  
 II 13 6  
 III 8 16  
 IV 13 12  
  3.0 [0.9] 3.2 [0.7] 0.2
 HOT 11 9  
Pulmonary function
 FVC (L) 3.0 [0.7] 2.8 [0.6] −0.2
 FEV1 (L) 1.2 [0.4] 1.0 [0.3] −0.2
 % FEV1(%) 48.0 [16.5] 44.5 [16.3] −3.5
  1. PAG placebo acupuncture group, RAG real acupuncture group, MRC medical research council, BMI body mass index, GOLD global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease, HOT home oxygen therapy, FVC forced vital capacity, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second, % FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second in predicted