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Table 4 Differences in clinical characteristics between subgroups

From: Movement behaviour patterns in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis in the physical therapy setting: a cross-sectional study

  Inactive & sedentary pattern Prolonged sedentary pattern Light active pattern Active pattern
n = 47 n = 54 n = 45 n = 36
Age, mean (SD) 63.4 (8.7) 65.1 (8.2) 60.9 (8.3) 62.1 (8.9)
Physical functioning, mean (SD) 50.9 (3.0)a 67.0 (2.3) 53.6 (2.7)a 61.8 (3.1)b
Pain, mean (SD) 6.0 (0.3)a 4.7 (0.3) 5.8 (0.3) 4.8 (0.4)
Fatigue, mean (SD) 5.8 (0.4)a 4.1 (0.4) 5.7 (0.4)a 4.9 (0.4)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 6 (12.8)c 30 (55.6)b 6 (13.3)c 18 (50)b
 Female 41 (87.2) 24 (44,4) 39 (86.7) 18 (50)
BMI category, n (%)
  < 25 kg/m2 6 (12.8) 18 (33.3) 11 (46.7) 14 (38.9)
 25–29.9 kg/m2 27 (57.4) 22 (40.7) 13 (28.9) 14 (38.9)
  > 30 kg/m2 14 (29.8) 14 (25.9) 11 (24.4) 8 (22.2)
Comorbidities, n (%)
 None 29 (61.7) 33 (61.1) 27 (60.0) 22 (61.1)
 Single 12 (25.5) 8 (14.8) 6 (13.3) 7 (19.4)
 Multiple 6 (12.8) 13 (24.1) 12 (26.7) 7 (19.4)
  1. SD standard deviation, n number of individuals
  2. a: significant difference vs. group with prolonged sedentary pattern (p < .05); b: significant difference vs. group with inactive & sedentary pattern (p < .001); c: significant difference vs. group with prolonged sedentary pattern (p < .001)