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Table 1 The comparison of each answer in the questionnaire between the two groups defined by T ax-10 s

From: Assessment of axillary temperature for the evaluation of normal body temperature of healthy young adults at rest in a thermoneutral environment

  Mean ± SD T ax-10 s < 36.4 °C T ax-10 s ≥ 36.4 °C P value
1. Body mass index (height and body weight) 20.5 ± 2.2 20.0 ± 1.9 21.1 ± 2.4 .01*
2. How many times do you have meal each day? 2.8 ± 0.5 2.8 ± 0.4 2.9 ± 0.6 .38
3. Do you eat between meals? 1.9 ± 0.8 1.9 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 0.7 .56
Answer (1: frequently 2: sometimes 3: seldom)
4. Do you eat after midnight? 2.3 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.8 .81
Answer (1: frequently 2: sometimes 3: seldom)
5. How many days do you drink alcohol a week? 1.0 ± 1.5 1.0 ± 1.4 1.0 ± 1.5 .75
6. Do you think your diet is well-balanced? 1.5 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 .82
Answer (1: yes 2: no)
7. Do you try reducing caloric intake to control body weight? 1.9 ± 0.3 1.9 ± 0.3 2.0 ± 0.2 .16
Answer (1: yes 2: no)
8. How many hours do you sleep each night? 6.7 ± 1.2 6.7 ± 1.3 6.8 ± 1.2 .82
9. How many hours do you exercise a week? 3.9 ± 6.1 3.4 ± 5.3 4.8 ± 6.9 .19
10. Do you think that you are very sensitive to a cold environment? 1.6 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 1.7 ± 0.5 .12
Answer (1: yes 2: no)
11. How often do you use an air conditioner in the summer? 1.9 ± 0.8 1.9 ± 0.8 2.0 ± 0.8 .51
Answer (1: frequently 2: sometimes 3: seldom)
12. What is your normal body temperature? 36.2 ± 0.4 36.2 ± 0.4 36.2 ± 0.4 .20
13. For females only: Do you have a regular menstrual cycle? 1.3 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 1.2 ± 0.4 .01*
Answer (1: yes 2: no)
  1. P values were calculated using Student’s t test
  2. *P value <.05