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Table 1 Baseline demographic profiles

From: Effect of deep tissue laser therapy treatment on peripheral neuropathic pain in older adults with type 2 diabetes: a pilot randomized clinical trial

Characteristic DTLT
(n = 20)
SLT
(n = 20)
p-value
Age (years +/− SD) 65.05 ± 5.54 64.1 ± 4.09 0.541
Sex
 Male 50% 35% 0.52
 Female 50% 65%
Education
 Illiterate 25% 55% 0.100
 Primary 40% 15%
 Secondary and above 35% 30%
Duration of diabetes (years +/− SD) 10.8 ± 8.12 11.44 ± 9.26 0.489
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dl +/− SD) 154.7895 ± 44.91 187 ± 68.73 0.119
Postprandial blood sugar (mg/dl +/− SD) 238.11 ± 55.25 248.28 ± 80.75 0.662