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Table 3 Characteristics of participants and MYMOP questionnaire at trial entry

From: Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage? Findings from a feasibility randomised trial and semi-structured participant interviews

Variables   Touch (n = 21) Acupuncture (n = 18)
   Mean SD Mean SD
Maternal age   30.6 7.2 30.4 4.3
Gestational age of bleeding   6.5 1.8 5.9 1.8
Gestational at trial entry   8.2 1.3 8.3 1.6
   n % n %
Previous miscarriage   10 47.6 6 33.6
Fertility patient   6 28.6 3 16.7
Bleeding Heavy 6 28.6 4 22.2
Light 15 71.4 14 77.8
Employment Full time/part time 14 66.7 13 72.2
Unemployed 2 9.5 1 5.6
Home duties 3 14.3 1 5.6
Student 2 9.5 3 16.7
Education High school 16 76.2 15 83.3
Polytechnic 6 28.6 3 16.7
University 9 42.9 10 55.6
Race Caucasian 11 52.4 13 72.2
Maori 5 23.8 2 11.1
Other 5 23.8 3 16.7
Relationship Single 2 9.5 4 22.2
Married/de facto 19 90.5 14 77.8
Current CAM use   8 38.1 3 16.7
Past CAM use   19 90.5 17 94.4
Past Acupuncture use   7 33.3 8 44.4
MYMOP Questionnaire   Mean SD Mean SD
   (n = 20)   (n = 18)  
General well being   2.9 1.5 3.3 1.4
   (n = 20)   (n = 17)  
Symptom 1   4.6 1.2 4.7 1.1
   (n = 7)   (n = 10)  
Symptom 2   2.8 0.9 3.9 0.9
  1. SD Standard Deviation
  2. CI Confidence interval