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Table 1 Distribution of group characteristics for subjects randomised into intervention study.

From: An adaptogenic role for omega-3 fatty acids in stress; a randomised placebo controlled double blind intervention study (pilot) [ISRCTN22569553]

  Treatment group
  Control: no-treatment Placebo: olive oil Active: fish oil
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age 44.18 8.127 44.43 9.387 40.69 7.391
Gender .74 .443 .79 .426 .63 .500
Body Mass Index .00 .00 28.051 9.2384 26.684 5.8819
Occupation Status .40 .494 .29 .469 .56 .512
  1. Note: Dummy variables given to categorical variables: gender is coded 1 = female and 0 = males, and occupation status is coded 0 = administration staff and 1 = academic staff.