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Table 3 Baseline demographics

From: A natural seaweed derived mineral supplement (Aquamin F) for knee osteoarthritis: A randomised, placebo controlled pilot study

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
  1. *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)