Table 1

Control variables, demographic data

VariablesControl group (n=28)Sham group (n=28)Acupuncture group (n=28)p Value
Age (years)36.4±2.136.2±2.236.0±2.70.8520*
Duration of infertility (years)4.7±1.94.3±1.44.4±1.50.6486*
Primary infertility, % (n)‡89.3 (25)82.1 (23)82.1 (23)0.8311†
Previous IVF cycles (number)2.7±0.82.5±0.52.5±0.60.3133*
  • Results are shown as mean±SD unless stated otherwise.

  • *Analysis of variance; †χ2; ‡relative frequency (n).

  • IVF, in vitro fertilisation.