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Table 4 Clinical characteristics from retrospective chart review for shoulder osteoarthritis patients by physician specialty (N = 48)

From: A comparison of one-year treatment utilization for shoulder osteoarthritis patients initiating care with non-orthopaedic physicians and orthopaedic specialists

   Total Study Sample
(N = 48)
Non-Orthopaedic Physician
(n = 24)
Orthopaedic Specialist
(n = 24)
BMI Mean 34.4 36.3 32.6
(95% CI) (30.1, 38.8) (28.1, 44.5) (30.0, 36.2)
Number of current smokers n (%) 5 (10.4) 2 (8.3) 3 (12.5)
(95% CI) (3.5, 22.7) (1.0, 27.0) (2.7, 32.4)
Symptom duration in months Mean 10.7 3.5 17.9
(95% CI) (5.4, 16.0) (0.3, 6.8) (8.3, 27.5)
Pain scale score Mean 5.7 5.7 5.7
(95% CI) (5.0, 6.4) (4.4, 7.0) (4.8, 6.6)