Table 1

Basal characteristics of the subjects in the study

Total

K/L 1

K/L 2

P-value


n

46

30

16

Pain (-/+)

30/16

22/8

8/8

Gender (F/M)

32/14

19/11

13/3

Age

67.5

67.4

68.0

0.31

(y)

7.1 (65.3 to 69.8)

6.8 (64.8 to 69.9)

8.3 (62.4 to 73.6)

(-7.01 to 2.24)

BMI

24.9

24.5

26.1

0.37

(kg/m2)

4.4 (23.6 to 26.3)

4.3 (22.9 to 26.1)

4.6 (23.0 to 29.2)

(-4.74 to 1.49)

Pain VAS score (0 to 100)

Pain (-)

0

0

0

0 (0 to 0)

0 (0 to 0)

0 (0 to 0)

Pain (+)

35.1

37.5

25.3

0.14

12.9 (25.9 to 44.2)

12.2 (27.2 to 47.7)

14.0 (14.2 to 38.6)

(-0.21 to 2.66)


F, female; K/L, Kellgren-Lawrence grade; M, male. Data are presented as the mean and SD (95% confidence interval (95% CI) of the mean).

Ishijima et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R22   doi:10.1186/ar3246

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