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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