Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the study participants

All participants(n = 381)

Males(n = 159)

Females(n = 222)


Age (SD)

76(5.0)

76(4.4)

76(5.3)

Heigth(SD)

167.2(9.2)

175.6(6.4)

161.2(5.5)

Weight(SD)

76.6(14.0)

83.7(13.0)

71.5(12.4)

Body Mass Index (BMI)

27.4(4.3)

27.1(3.9)

27.5(4.6)

Hand joint pain 1 month ever (ACR criterion)%

20.2

10.7

27.0

Hand pain lasting 1 month past year%

13.1

4.4

19.4

Hand pain sometimes%

28.3

10.1

41.4


Jonsson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-20

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