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Table 3 Comparison of the frequencies of joint hypermobility signs scored in the Beighton Scale according to gender (Student’s t-test)

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

Sign Manouver Men Women Total p
1) 5th Finger 32/89 (35.95%) 133/299 (44.48%) 165 (42.52%) NS*
2) Thumb 24/89 (26.96%) 102/299 (34.11%) 126 (32.56%) NS*
3) Elbow 9/89 (10.11%) 63/299 (21.07%) 72 (18.6%) NS*
4) Knee 11/89 (12.35%) 61/299 (20.40%) 72 (18.6%) NS*
5) Spine 14/89 (15.73%) 55/299 (18.39%) 69 (17.79%) NS*
  1. *NS - not significant