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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the volunteers

From: Educational program promoting regular physical exercise improves functional capacity and daily living physical activity in subjects with knee osteoarthritis

Variable EDU CON
N 150 150
F/M 121/29 114/36
Age (years) 68.2 ± 9.6 66.3 ± 9.6
Body weight (kg) 78.0 ± 16.2 80.0 ± 15.1
Height (m) 1.58 ± 0.09 1.57 ± 0.08
BMI (kg/m2) 31.3 ± 5.9 32.1 ± 5.7
Bilateral osteoarthritis (N) 144 150
Unilateral osteoarthritis R/L (N) 2/4 0
Kellgren and Lawrence scale
 Degree I (N (%)) 4 (2.7) 3 (2)
 Degree II (N (%)) 38 (25.3) 66 (44)
 Degree III (N (%)) 65 (43.3) 47 (31.3)
 Degree IV (N (%)) 43 (28.7) 34 (22.7)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, CON control group, EDU educational program group, F female, L Left, M male, N number of patients, R Right