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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants

From: Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire in patients with skeletal muscle injury of the upper or lower extremities

Characteristics N = 339
Age (years) (Mean, SD) 46, 16.0
BMI (Mean, SD) 23.5, 3.6
Gender (%)  
 Male 180 (53.1)
 Female 159 (46.9)
Marital status (%)  
 Single 78 (23.0)
 Married or with partner 238 (70.2)
 Divorced 12 (3.5)
 Widowed 11 (3.2)
Educational level (%)  
 Elementary school 114 (33.6)
 High school 94 (27.7)
 College or higher 131 (38.6)
Other chronic disease (%) 91 (26.8)
Injury location (%)  
 Upper limb (Shoulder/Elbow/Arm/wrist/hand) 76 (22.4)
 Upper leg/Hip/ Pelvis 65 (19.2)
 Lower leg/Knee 127 (37.5)
 Ankle/foot 60 (17.7)
 Hip and Upper limb 2 (0.6)
 Knee and Upper limb 5 (1.5)
 Hip and Knee 1 (0.3)
 Hip and Knee and Upper limb 1 (0.3)
 Knee and Ankle/foot 2 (0.6)
Diagnosis (%)  
 Fracture 27 (8.0)
 Arthritis 78 (23.0)
 Bruise or/and trauma 65 (19.2)
 Other 169 (49.9)
Received relevant operation 151 (44.5)
  1. A total of 339 patients were involving in our study. All values, except for age and BMI (mean ± standard deviation), are given as the number of patients, with the percentage in parentheses