Table 3

Baseline demographics

Measurement

Placebo

N = 14

Aquamin

N = 8

P values*


Gender (F/M)

8/6

7/1

0.141

Age

62.9 (11.4)**

62.5 (5.3)

0.934

Height

68.3 (3.8)

65.5 (3.7)

0.144

Weight

94 (24)

91 (23)

0.753

Systolic Blood Pressure

142 (22)

133 (23)

0.394

Diastolic Blood Pressure

83 (13)

78 (12)

0.414

Pulse

69 (17)

78 (13)

0.183

Temperature

97.9 (1.0)

97.9 (0.4)

0.857

WOMAC – pain

60 (15)

54 (17)

0.428

WOMAC – stiffness

54 (21)

45 (15)

0.294

WOMAC – activity

57 (18)

49 (19)

0.327

WOMAC – composite

58 (16)

50 (18)

0.318

ROM – PF

76 (6)

73 (6)

0.661

ROM – AF

78 (14)

73 (16)

0.471

ROM – PE

170 (6)

172 (6)

0.497

ROM – AE

170 (6)

172 (6)

0.497

6 MWD

1289 (281)

1318 (267)

0.819


*P value based on t-test with equal variance assumed (except gender which was analysed with chi square analysis). **except for gender, values are given as the Mean (standard deviation)

Frestedt et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-7

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