Table 1

Biodata and baseline anthropometric measurements of respondents
Characteristics Nigella sativa (n = 19) Placebo (n = 18)
Age (mean years) 53.22 ± 2.16 53.71 ± 3.57
Body weight (kg) 63.07 ± 8.73 64.85 ± 10.69
BMI (kg/m2) 27.18 ± 4.34 27.75 ± 4.38
Fat percentage (%) 37.39 ± 8.86 39.48 ± 8.00
Duration of menopause (%)
1-5 years 89.48 94.44
6-10 years 10.52 5.56
Ethnicity (%)
Malay 89.48 100
Chinese 5.26 0
Indian 5.26 0
Marital status (%)
Married 94.74 88.89
Single/divorcee/widowed 5.26 11.11
Educational level (%)
Primary/Secondary 5.26 11.11
Diploma 31.58 44.45
Degree 63.16 33.33
Professional 0 11.11
Employment status (%)
Working 73.68 66.67
Housewives/Retiree 26.32 33.33

Data presented as mean ± SD for age, body weight, BMI and fat percentage, BMI: body mass index.

Ibrahim et al.

Ibrahim et al. Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:82   doi:10.1186/1479-5876-12-82

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