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Table 1 Frequencies of responses on hypermobility, described in a 5-item questionnaire for joint hypermobility [41]

From: Survey on joint hypermobility in university students aged 18–25 years old

  Yes No Do not know
1. Can you or have you managed to get your hands placed flat on the floor without bending your knees? 187 (48.2%) 188 (48.4%) 13 (3.4%)
2. Can you or have you been able to turn your thumb until it touches your forearm? 101 (26%) 278 (71.7%) 9 (2.3%)
3. When you were a kid, did you amuse your friends by twisting your body in strange positions OR did you open your legs completely? 153 (39.4%) 229 (59%) 6 (1.6%)
4. As a child or teenager have you dislocated your shoulder or patella more than once? 29 (7.5%) 348 (89.7%) 11 (2.8%)
5. Do you consider your joints supple? Do you think your joints bend as much as those of a contortionist? 31 (8%) 337 (86.9%) 20 (5.1%)