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Table 2 The distribution of hypermobility according to the applied assessment method

From: Self-rated joint hypermobility: the five-part questionnaire evaluated in a Swedish non-clinical adult population

Assessment methodHypermobile
YesNo
5PQ (Reliability group, first assessment)
 Women: n (%)6 (28.6)15 (71.4)
 Men: n (%)3 (30.0)7 (70.0)
5PQ (Validity group)
 Women: n (%)65 (38.2)105 (61.8)
 Men: n (%)22 (19.3)92 (80.7)
BS according to present hypermobility with an age-dependent cut-off scorea
 Women: n (%)20 (11.8)150 (88.2)
 Men: n (%)3 (2.6)11 (97.4)
BS according to present hypermobility ≥ 4/9a
 Women: n (%)42 (24.7)128 (75.3)
 Men: n (%)5 (4.4)109 (95.6)
  1. 5PQ The five-part questionnaire on hypermobility
  2. BS Beighton Score
  3. aTwo different criteria of the reference standard test were used to identify generalised joint hypermobility: 1) a present Beighton Score with an age-dependent cut-off of ≥5/9 for individuals 18–50 years and ≥ 4/9 for individuals > 50 years and 2) a present BS with the traditional cut-off of ≥4/9