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Table 3 Baseline characteristics in Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D™)a

From: Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D™): evidence-based education and supervised neuromuscular exercise delivered by certified physiotherapists nationwide

Variable Knee (n = 7 333) Hip (n = 2 492)
Women, n (%) 5 405 (74) 1 840 (74)
Age, mean (SD; range) in years 64.0 (9.9; 18–94) 65.5 (9.7; 15–91)
Body mass index, mean (SD; range) 28.4 (5.2; 15–54) 26.7 (4.6; 14–48)
Highest education level completed: Short-term higher education or lower, n (%) 3 206 (48.5) 1 113 (48.3)
Pain intensity during the last month on a 0–100 mm visual analogue scale, mean (SD) 48.2 (22.0) 47.1 (21.8)
Duration of pain, mean (SD) in months 54.7 (79.8) 40.5 (54.4)
Patients using pain medication (acetaminophen, NSAIDs or opioids/opioid-like painkillers) due to their joint pain during the last 3 months, n (%) 4 086 (56) 1 478 (59)
30-s chair-stand test, mean number of chair-stands (SD) during 30 s 12.1 (3.7) 12.5 (3.9)
40-m fast-paced walk test, mean (SD) time to complete 40 m in seconds. 28.7 (8.8) 28.7 (8.9)
Patients self-reporting being physically active for at least 30 min at least 5 days a week, n (%) 3 976 (60) 1 443 (63)
Joint-related quality of life, from the KOOS/HOOS quality of life subscale, 0–100, worst to best, mean (SD) 44.9 (14.5) 47.3 (14.9)
Patients on sick leave during the last 12 months because of their joint pain, n (%) 686 (27) 132 (18)
  1. a KOOS Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, HOOS Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score; the analyses of educational level included 6 613 patients with knee OA and 2 303 patients with hip OA. The analyses of patients on sick leave included only patients with knee (n = 2,531) and hip OA (n = 736) associated with the labour market (excluding old-age pensioners and people on early retirement pension or disability pension)