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Table 1 Description of the samples of female dentists and teachers aged 45–63, living in the metropolitan area of Helsinki, Finland

From: Variations in the TNFα gene and their interactions with the IL4R and IL10 genes in relation to hand osteoarthritis

  All Dentists Teachers
n (%) 542 (100) 294 (54) 248 (46)
Mean (SD) age (years) 54.0 (5.3) 53.7 (5.9) 54.3 (4.4)
Mean (SD) BMI (kg/m2) 24.5 (3.6) 23.9 (3.2) 25.1 (3.9)
Hand OA cases (%) 160 (29.5) 72 (24.5) 88 (35.5)