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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects at 0 week

From: Randomised controlled trial of the effects of L-ornithine on stress markers and sleep quality in healthy workers

  Placebo group Ornithine group
Men (n) 11 10
Women (n) 15 16
   Average SE Average SE
Age (years) 43.38 1.56 43.31 1.46
POMS Tension-anxiety 63.35 1.66 65.23 1.99
Depression-dejection 65.69 2.32 64.19 2.26
Anger-hostility 61.85 2.29 63.31 2.28
Vigor 35.62 1.05 36.88 1.12
Fatigue 66.96 1.26 68.77 1.28
Confusion 68.31 1.85 69.77 1.92
AIS 7.96 0.61 8.54 0.54
OSA Sleepiness on rising 9.37 0.87 7.98 1.10
Initiation and maintenance of sleep 15.21 1.34 12.12 1.17
Frequent dreaming 21.73 1.62 23.04 1.40
Refreshing 10.92 1.09 10.27 0.88
Sleep length 13.31 1.11 14.71 1.40
Cortisol (μM) 0.21 0.02 0.23 0.01
DHEA-S (μM) 4.25 0.32 4.72 0.44
Cortisol/DHEA-S × 100 5.22 0.40 5.67 0.56