Table 2 Raw mean (SD) of all variables of interest per training module.

From: Only vulnerable adults show change in chronic low-grade inflammation after contemplative mental training: evidence from a randomized clinical trial

 No trainingaPresencebAffectbPerspectiveb
N (females)197 (117 f)143 (85 f)211 (122 f)137 (77 f)
Age /years (SD)39.6 (9.3)41.0 (9.5)40.9 (9.4)41.0 (9.6)
BMI (SD)23.8 (3.1)23.6 (3.3)23.4 (3.1)23.6 (3.2)
IL-6 pg/ml (SD)1.53 (0.23)1.51 (0.25)1.61 (0.62)1.60 (0.69)
hs-CRP mg/L (SD)1.29 (1.68)1.42 (2.08)1.38 (1.89)1.52 (2.15)
TICS global stress (SD)14.8 (7.96)13.5 (7.26)13.7 (7.78)12.1 (7.32)
PSS total (SD)13.9 (5.72)13.6 (5.76)12.9 (6.41)11.4 (6.00)
Sampling time
hrs after 00:00 (SD)14.12 (3.56)14.17 (3.28)14.17 (3.48)13.26 (3.31)
Exercise change (SD)−0.09 (0.80)0.06 (0.71)0.09 (0.76)
Sleep change (SD)0.05 (0.67)0.03 (0.66)0.03 (0.63)
Diet change(SD)0.25 (0.56)0.21 (0.56)0.31 (0.65)
Practice N/week:
Meditation (SD)4.79 (1.16)3.85 (1.34)3.65 (1.19)
Dyad (SD)3.83 (0.67)3.53 (0.68)
  1. aNo training includes repeated observations at T1, T2 and T3 from the n = 76 (46 f) retest control cohort participants.
  2. bPresence, Affect, and Perspective each include unique observations from the training cohort participants, n = 149 TC1 & TC2 (88 f); n = 71 TC3 (41 f).
  3. Note: Summary statistics in this table were calculated based on the final sample of participants with all covariates of interest. Mean raw values following the respective modules (no training, Presence, Affect, Perspective) are shown. For an extensive description of baseline demographic characteristics, see Singer et al., 2016, Appendix C2. BMI denotes body mass index; IL-6, interleukin-6; hs-CRP, high sensitive C-reactive protein; TICS, Trier Inventory for Chronic Stress; PSS, Perceived Stress Scale; SD, standard deviation. See Supplementary Table S3 for IL-6, hs-CRP, TICS and PSS difference scores per time point and module.