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Table 1 Demographic characteristics among patients with OA of the hip and knee, number (%) unless otherwise stated

From: Cutpoints for mild, moderate and severe pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee ready for joint replacement surgery

  Patients with OA of the hip
(n = 224)
Patients with OA of the knee
(n = 94)
Age (years), mean (SD) 68.7 (9.7) 69.2 (8.3)
Gender (Female) 160 (71) 73 (78)
Marital status   
Single 9 (4) 5 (5)
Married/partnered 149 (67) 55 (59)
Divorced/Separeted 29 (13) 12 (13)
Widowed 37 (16) 22 (23)
Cohabitation (Yes) 157 (70) 59 (63)
Education level   
Primary school 59 (26) 33 (35)
Secondary school 92 (41) 41 (45)
University < 4 years 40 (18) 10 (11)
University ≥ 4 years 33 (15) 9 (9)
Employment status   
Retired 136 (61) 56 (60)
Disability 28 (13) 23 (25)
Sick leave 21 (9) 3 (3)
Full or part time 38 (17) 12 (13)
Activity level of job   
Hard physical work 62 (28) 33 (36)
Work with activity 97 (43) 39 (42)
Sedentary job 60 (27) 17 (19)
Not applicable 5 (2) 3 (3)