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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patientsa

From: Red yeast rice induces less muscle fatigue symptom than simvastatin in dyslipidemic patients: a single center randomized pilot trial

Characteristic Simvastatin (n = 33) Zuezhikang (n = 27) P value
Female sex, no. (%) 15 (45.5) 13 (48.2) 0.835
Age, yr 46.0 ± 7.0 47.0 ± 5.8 0.614
Current cigarette smoker, no. (%) 3 (9.1) 2 (7.4) 1.000
Arterial hypertension, no. (%) 26 (78.8) 16 (59.3) 0.101
Arterial blood pressure, mmHg
Systolic 148 ± 19 148 ± 17 0.971
Diastolic 84 ± 7 83 ± 9 0.564
FBG, mmol/L 5.10 ± 0.36 5.33 ± 0.52 0.048
TC, mmol/L 5.91 ± 0.71 5.82 ± 0.73 0.488
TG, mmol/L 1.76 ± 1.00 1.61 ± 0.65 0.633
LDL-C, mmol/L 3.72 ± 0.48 3.74 ± 0.55 0.509
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.27 ± 0.25 1.23 ± 0.25 0.906
ALT, U/L 28.6 ± 10.6 30. 3 ± 13.3 0.570
AST, U/L 24.1 ± 7.0 25.6 ± 7.5 0.425
CPK, U/L 80.80 ± 24.90 91.7 ± 23.7 0.092
Cr, μmol/L 72.6 ± 14.4 75.6 ± 17.2 0.463
Fatigue score 19.6 ± 2.6 19.3 ± 1.9 0.592
Physical activity level    0.870
Low, no. (%) 14 (42.4) 3 (11.1)  
Moderate, no. (%) 10 (30.3) 12 (44.4)  
High, no. (%) 9 (27.3) 12 (44.4)  
  1. aThe plus-minus values are the means ± the SDs. The percentages do not sum to 100 due to rounding. ALT alanine transaminase, AST aspartate transaminase, CPK creatine phosphate kinase, Cr creatinine, FBG fasting blood glucose, HDL highdensity lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, TC total cholesterol. TG triglyceride