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Table 2 Baseline participants’ characteristicsa

From: Clinical and metabolic response to soy administration in older women with metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Variables Soy-nut
(n = 75)
TSP
(n = 75)
Control
(n = 75)
Age (years) 63.8 ± 2.82 64.6 ± 2.91 64.1 ± 2.81
Age of menopause (years) 48.2 ± 3.91 47.7 ± 4.72 48.6 ± 3.62
Currently in menopause (years) 15.5 ± 3.64 16.8 ± 61 15.5 ± 3.75
SBP (mm Hg) 127.3 ± 4.41 127.6 ± 4.48 127.4 ± 4.64
DBP (mm Hg) 79.4 ± 6.47 80.6 ± 4.34 81.4 ± 6.15
Live with
 Alone 4 (16) 2 (8) 2 (8)
 Husband 19 (76) 19 (76) 20 (80)
 Children 2 (8) 4 (16) 3 (12)
Economic status
 Dependent 2 (8) 1 (4) 2 (8)
 Independent 23 (92) 24 (96) 23 (92)
  1. TSP: Textured soy protein; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; BMI: body mass index
  2. Obtained from ANOVA and χ2 test
  3. aValues are mean ± SD or numbers of participants (percentages)