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Table 1 Demographic characteristic at baseline in different groups

From: Effectiveness and cerebral responses of multi-points acupuncture for primary insomnia: a preliminary randomized clinical trial and fMRI study

Parameter S-Acu group (HT-7) M-Acu group (HT-7, GV-20 and SP-6) N-Acu group (sham point)
Sex
 Male 11 9 7
 Female 32 34 36
Age(years) 55.42 ± 9.23 51.45 ± 12.10 51.10 ± 11.60
PSQI 14.70 ± 2.99 14.84 ± 2.77 15.21 ± 2.95
AIS 12.40 ± 3.14 13.26 ± 4.21 13.56 ± 4.48
SAS 38.95 ± 3.96 40.19 ± 5.75 38.56 ± 7.40
SDS 36.86 ± 7.01 36.12 ± 6.72 34.70 ± 8.59
  1. PSQI Pittsburgh sleep Quality index, AIS Athens Insomnia Scale, SAS self-rating anxiety scale, SDS self-rating depression scale, S-Acu group single acupoint group, M-Acu group multi-acupoints group, N-Acu group non-acupoint group