Table 2

Demographic characteristics of the sample by hand osteoarthritis status

Symptomatic hand OA

Asymptomatic hand OA

No hand OA


Age

60 to 69 years

41 (45%)

138 (45%)

309 (58%)

70 to 79 years

35 (46%)

140 (39%)

169 (28%)

80+ years

14 (9%)

98 (17%)

112 (15%)

Sex

Male

36 (34%)

159 (37%)

315 (49%)

Female

54 (66%)

217 (63%)

275 (51%)

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

47 (85%)

251 (90%)

301 (79%)

Non-Hispanic black

17 (9%)

49 (5%)

124 (8%)

Hispanic

26 (5%)

75 (5%)

153 (9%)

Other

0 (0%)

1 (0%)

12 (4%)

BMI status

Normal (BMI < 25 kg/m2)

22 (31%)

152 (45%)

208 (42%)

Overweight (25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2)

39 (45%)

145 (39%)

212 (35%)

Obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2)

25 (25%)

50 (16%)

133 (23%)

Radiographic knee OA

Yes

36 (31%)

130 (32%)

177 (30%)

No

47 (69%)

234 (68%)

391 (70%)

Diabetes

Yes

19 (15%)

36 (8%)

81 (11%)

No

71 (85%)

339 (92%)

508 (89%)

Total cholesterol

Desirable (< 200)

27 (26%)

120 (27%)

190 (29%)

Borderline high (200 to 239)

32 (39%)

140 (40%)

218 (39%)

High (≥ 240)

31 (35%)

113 (32%)

173 (32%)


Data presented as n (%). Percentages are weighted using Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey sampling weights. BMI, body mass index; OA, osteoarthritis.

Massengale et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R132   doi:10.1186/ar3864

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