Table 6

Mean scores for demographic subgroups

Sex

Age

Education


Male

Female

P

< 60

>= 60

P

High

Low

P


N

123

97

83

137

125

95

WOMAC

Pain

4.92

6.41

**

4.65

7.11

**

4.62

6.31

**

Function

6.44

5.26

**

5.13

6.84

**

4.91

6.43

**

Stiffness

5.59

6.01

**

4.65

6.12

**

4.36

5.86

**

Global

4.90

6.23

**

8.86

6.52

**

4.65

6.12

**

GPs assessment

3.43

4.94

**

3.36

5.30

**

3.06

4.88

**

x-ray

2.55

2.85

2.58

2.84

**

2.45

2.86

**

AIMS

Physical

3.25

4.43

**

3.20

4.74

**

3.09

4.26

**

Affect

3.83

4.81

**

3.95

4.79

**

3.90

4.55

**

Symptom

2.32

4.57

**

2.16

5.22

**

1.83

4.44

**

Social

4.08

5.02

**

4.05

5.23

**

4.16

8.28

*

Role

1.74 (n = 74)

2.72 (n = 35)

2.06 (n = 97)

1.98 (n = 12)

**

5.25 (n = 63)

2.31 (n = 46)


Level of significance: *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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