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Table 1 Subject characteristics distributed by recruitment location (non-dancer vs. dancer)

From: The functional consequences of Generalized Joint Hypermobility: a cross-sectional study

  Non-dancer (n = 36) Dancer (n = 36) p-value
Classified with GJH (Beigton ≥4: % positive)* 10 (29%) positive vs. 26 (61%) negative 24 (66%) positive vs. 12 (34%) negative p = .004
  Mean (SD) Range Mean (SD) Range  
Age (years)** 20 (2) 17.0–24.0 20 (2) 17.0–24.0 P = .999
BMI (Kg/m 2 ) 22.3 (2.5) (18.5-28.4) 20.8 (1.8) (16.8–23.5) p = .002
Functional status: Performance
Total PAL (METS) 168.8 (94.4) 16.8–435.2 195.5 (104.4) 37.8–491.5 p = .234
Functional status: Capacity
6MWT (m) 575.3 (67.5) 418.5–704 630.8 (58.6) 492.0–780.0 p = <.0001
SQH (count) 98.6 (24.9) 50.0–144.0 117.2 (16.9) 67.0–150.0 p = <.0001
SH (count) 56.8 (20.1) 24.0-115.0 68.3 (21.1) 35.0–125.0 p = .015
Muscle Strength (N) 2037.0 (337.2) (1651.7–3313.3) 1988.6 (363.2) (1387.7–2854.0) p = .605
Pain intensity (mm) 43.5 (20.2) (0.0–79.0) 38.3 (20.0) (0.0–72.0) p = .258
Fatigue (CIS) 26 (21) (5–97) 47 (17) (10–83) p = <.0001
  1. Abbreviations: Body Mass Index (BMI), Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH), Total Physical Activity level (PAL), Metabolic Equivalent Tasks (METS), Six minute walk test (6MWT), Square Hop (SQH), Side hop (SH), Newton (N), Checklist Individual Strength (CIS). *Chi-square analysis **age matched Significant associations are presented in bold.