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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients at baseline

From: Effects of neuromuscular training (NEMEX-TJR) on patient-reported outcomes and physical function in severe primary hip or knee osteoarthritis: a controlled before-and-after study

Characteristic Total OA group (n = 87) Hip OA (n = 38) Knee OA (n = 49) References (n = 43)
Women (n (%)) 50(58) 21(55) 29(59) 23(54)
Age (y), mean (SD) 68(4.1) 67(3.8) 69(4.2) 69(4.6)
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 28.9(4.5) 27.8(4.3) 29.8(4.5) 26.5(3.4)
Index joint, right (n (%)) 51(59) 19(50) 32(65) NA
Analgesics     
  Regular use 63 33 30 2
  Sporadic 11 3 8 18
  No 13 2 11 23
Previous surgery (n)     
  Knee/hip 26 9 17 7
  Foot 16 6 10 5
  Back/neck 7 3 4 1
  Upper extremity 26 9 17 6
Co-morbidities* (n)     
  0 36 20 16 27
  1 38 15 23 8
  ≥2 13 3 10 8
Considered TJR (mths), median (quartiles) 7(4–12) 7(4–12) 8(5–19) NA
Daily activities (n)     
  Easy (mainly sitting) 40 17 23 19
  Somewhat hard (walking) 38 17 21 21
  Hard/very hard (walking, lifting) 9 4 5 3
Physical therapy training for hip/knee within last year     
  No 64 29 35 41
  Yes 23 9 14 2
Walking aid     
  No 80 33 47 43
  Yes 7 5 2 0
Marital status     
  Married/cohabiting 60 26 34 34
  Divorced 11 5 6 4
  Widowed 12 5 7 2
  Single 3 2 1 3
Immigrant (n) 8 5 3 7
Education     
  Elementary school 55 24 31 16
  High school 9 6 3 15
  College or University 19 7 12 11
  Other 4 1 3 1
Smoking     
  No 49 20 29 25
  Previously 33 14 19 16
  Yes 5 4 1 2
Alcohol consumption     
  Never 6 3 3 3
  Rarely 16 5 11 6
  Monthly 30 13 17 8
  Weekly 34 16 18 22
  Daily 1 1 0 4
  1. * Back, lung, hypertension, heart, peripheral arteries, neurological, diabetes, cancer, ulcer, kidney, vision.