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Table 4 The distribution of responses to each item on the 5PQ and the OR for GJH

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

5PQ item numberHypermobileNon-hypermobileOR for GJH (95% CI)P valuea
Distribution of answers on the 5PQ
YesNoYesNo
BS according to present hypermobility with an age-dependent cut-off scoreb
12031331286.42 (1.86, 22.12)0.001
2167592027.83 (3.07, 19.92)< 0.001
31112452164.40 (1.83, 10.60)0.001
4221152461.56 (0.34, 7.30)0.637
51491624523.82 (8.96, 63.36)< 0.001
BS according to present hypermobility ≥ 4/9b
135121181192.94 (1.46, 5.94)0.002
22918461916.69 (3.42, 13.08)< 0.001
31829381993.25 (1.64, 6.43)< 0.001
4344142231.09 (0.30, 3.94)1.000
51730132249.76 (4.32, 22.09)< 0.001
  1. 5PQ The five-part questionnaire on hypermobility
  2. BS Beighton Score
  3. OR Odds ratio
  4. GJH Generalised joint hypermobility
  5. a Pearson’s chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test when appropriate (2-sided)
  6. b The Swedish 5PQ was tested against two different criteria of the reference standard test: 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, adapted to the updated recommendations [8] and 2) a present BS with the traditional cut-off of ≥4/9