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Table 3 Homogeneity test for general characteristics and measurement variables at baseline (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Efficacy of Bimin decoction for patients with perennial allergic rhinitis: an open-label non-inferiority randomized controlled trial

CharacteristicBimin decoction group (n = 51)Control group (n = 47)푃 value
Age (years)36.8 ± 11.637.9 ± 10.20.523
Male/female29/2226/210.221
TNSS (score)
 Overall7.84 ± 1.468.43 ± 1.560.062
 Sneezing2.22 ± 0.672.28 ± 0.710.608
 Runny nose2.06 ± 0.792.23 ± 0.760.265
 Itchy nose1.90 ± 0.942.19 ± 0.740.141
 Nasal obstruction1.67 ± 0.951.72 ± 0.850.784
RQLQ (score)
 Overall67.18 ± 8.1966.81 ± 9.230.735
 Activity limitations9.04 ± 2.889.77 ± 3.100.226
 Sleep problems6.12 ± 2.426.36 ± 2.340.576
 Nasal symptoms14.24 ± 2.9513.94 ± 3.000.604
 Eye symptoms5.80 ± 3.024.85 ± 3.200.128
 Non nose/eye symptoms14.04 ± 3.4813.72 ± 3.750.702
 Practical problems10.25 ± 2.5411.04 ± 3.000.123
 Emotional functioning7.69 ± 2.677.13 ± 2.940.331
  1. TNSS Total Nasal Symptoms Score, RQLQ Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire