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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by intervention group

From: Exoskeleton-assisted walking improves pulmonary function and walking parameters among individuals with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled pilot study

Characteristic EAW group (n = 9) Conventional group (n = 9) p-value
Demographic
 Age, mean ± SD, year 39.8 ± 12.2 36.6 ± 11.8 0.577
 Sex, No. (%)
  Women 7 (77.8) 8 (88.9)  
  Men 2 (22.2) 1 (11.1)  
Clinical
 Diagnosis, No. (%)
  TSCI 7 (77.8) 7 (77.8)  
  Myelitis 2 (22.2) 2 (22.2)  
 LOI, No. (%)
  T4–T10 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4)  
  T11 and below 4 (44.4) 5 (55.6)  
 AIS, No. (%)
  A 8 (88.9) 4 (44.4)  
  B 0 2 (22.2)  
  C 1 (11.1) 3 (33.3)  
 DOI, median (IQR), month 2.0 (4.5) 2.0 (0.5) 0.340
 MAS, No. (%)
  0 9 (100) 8 (88.9)  
  1 0 1 (11.1)  
  1. EAW exoskeleton-assisted walking, TSCI traumatic spinal cord injury, LOI level of injury, AIS international standards for the neurological classification of an SCI, DOI duration of injury