Table 1

Baseline-characteristics of patients separated by sex

Sex

Mainly affected joint

N

Kellgren (Mean)

S.D.

Duration Mean

S.D.

Age

S.D.


Hip

Knee


w

37

60

97

2.85*

0.96

11.34**

6.29

43.76**

23.58

m

78

45

123

2.55*

0.74

8.78**

5.11

49.86**

13.30

Total

115

105

220

2.68

0.85

9.90

5.79

47.17

18.75


Level of significance (t-test for group comparison): *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01)

Rosemann et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-7-6

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