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Table 4 Secondary outcomes by study group

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

  Touch Mean (SD) Acupuncture Mean (SD) Mean difference 95 % CI P Value
MMOP
Wellbeing score
(n = 17) (n = 13)    
2.5 (1.4) 2.3 (1.1) 0.22 (-0.75, 1.19) 0.65
  (n = 17) (n = 12)    
Score 1 3.1 (1.7) 1.7 (1.6) 1.36 (0.07, 2.66) 0.04*
  (n = 6) (n = 6)    
Score 2 2.3 (2.0) 2.6 (1.8) -0.33 (-2.86, 2.19) 0.77
  Touch (n = 21) Acupuncture (n = 18) RR 95 % CI P value
  n % n %
Miscarriage prior to 12 gestational weeks 2 9.5 3 16.7 1.75 (0.33, 9.34) 0.51
Late miscarriage prior to 20 gestational weeks 1 4.8 0 0.0 0.39 (0.02, 8.93) 0.55
Stillbirth 1 4.8 0 0.0 0.39 (0.02, 8.93) 0.55
Neonatal death 1 4.8 0 0.0 0.39 (0.02, 8.93) 0.55
Total pregnancy loss 5 23.8 3 16.7 0.70 (0.19, 2.53) 0.59
Premature birth before 34 gestational weeks 1 4.8 1 5.5 1.17 (0.08, 17.3) 0.91
Intrauterine growth restriction 1 4.8 0 0.0 0.39 (0.02, 8.93) 0.55
Antepartum haemorrhage 1 4.8 1 5.5 1.17 (0.08, 17.3) 0.91
Total pregnancy complications 3 14.2 2 11.1 0.78 (0.15, 4.15) 0.77
  1. *P < 0.05