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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents with OA (n = 161)

From: Developing strategic priorities in osteoarthritis research: Proceedings and recommendations arising from the 2017 Australian Osteoarthritis Summit

  Mean ± SD or n (%)
Age (years) 66.7 ± 6.8
Female sex (n (%)) 103 (64)
State / Territory of Australia
Victoria 78 (48)
Queensland 38 (24)
New South Wales 22 (14)
Tasmania 7 (4)
South Australia 6 (4)
Australian Capital Territory 5 (3)
Western Australia 4 (2)
Northern Territory 1 (1)
Symptom duration (years) 11.9 ± 10.5
Multi-joint osteoarthritis (n (%)) 127 (78)
 Right foot 22 (14)
 Left foot 20 (12)
 Right ankle 17 (10)
 Left ankle 13 (8)
 Right knee 103 (64)
 Left knee 89 (55)
 Right hip 64 (40)
 Left hip 48 (30)
 Lumbar spine 49 (30)
 Thoracic spine 14 (9)
 Cervical spine 29 (18)
 Right shoulder 21 (13)
 Left shoulder 14 (9)
 Right wrist 16 (10)
 Left wrist 15 (9)
 Right hand 38 (23)
 Left hand 36 (22)
Consulted a health practitioner about OA (n (%)) 151 (93)
 General practitioner 136 (84)
 Physiotherapist 100 (62)
 Orthopaedic surgeon 88 (54)
 Exercise physiologist 38 (23)
 Chiropractor 30 (19)
 Rheumatologist 22 (14)
 Podiatrist 19 (12)
 Osteopath 18 (11)
 Sports physician 14 (9)
 Dietitian 13 (8)
 Occupational therapist 6 (4)
 Pain specialist 6 (4)
Had surgical intervention for OA (n (%)) 64 (40)
 Knee arthroscopy 33 (20)
 Total hip replacement 20 (13)
 Total knee replacement 17 (11)
 Hip arthroscopy 3 (2)
 Ankle arthrodesis 3 (2)
 Lumbar laminectomy 2 (1)
 Shoulder arthroscopy 1 (0.6)
 Total shoulder replacement 1 (0.6)
 Partial knee replacement 1 (0.6)
 High tibial osteotomy 1 (0.6)
 Talo-navicular fusion 1 (0.6)
 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint fusion 1 (0.6)
  1. SD = standard deviation; n = number