The table below summarizes baseline characteristics of patients participating in a clinical trial. a) Are there any statistically significant differences in baseline characteristics between treatment groups? Justify your answer.CharacteristicPlacebo (n = 125)Experimental ( n =125)PMean (+ Sd. Age54 + 4.553 + 4.90.7856% Female39%52%0.0289% Less than High School Education24%22%0.0986% Completing High School37%36% % Completing Some College39%42% Mean (+ Sd. Systolic Blood Pressure136 + 13.8134 + 12.40.4736Mean (+ Sd. Total Cholesterol214 + 24.9210 + 23.10.8954% Current Smokers17%15%0.5741% with Diabetes8%3%0.0438

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The table below summarizes baseline characteristics of patients participating in a clinical trial. a) Are there any statistically significant differences in baseline characteristics between treatment groups? Justify your answer.

Characteristic

Placebo (n = 125)

Experimental ( n =125)

P

Mean (+ Sd. Age

54 + 4.5

53 + 4.9

0.7856

% Female

39%

52%

0.0289

% Less than High School Education

24%

22%

0.0986

% Completing High School

37%

36%

 

% Completing Some College

39%

42%

 

Mean (+ Sd. Systolic Blood Pressure

136 + 13.8

134 + 12.4

0.4736

Mean (+ Sd. Total Cholesterol

214 + 24.9

210 + 23.1

0.8954

% Current Smokers

17%

15%

0.5741

% with Diabetes

8%

3%

0.0438

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