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Table 4 Comparison of the SF-36 scores in the total sample of volunteers, without hypermobility (Beighton score = 0) or with localized hypermobility (1–3) and generalized hypermobility (≥ 4)

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

Variable n Total Sample Median N (%) Localized hypermobility (1–3)
Without hypermobility (0)
Median N (%) Generalized hypermobility (≥ 4) Median
PF 388 88.2 ± 12.4 90 284 (73.2%) 88.3 ± 12.7 90 104 (26.8%) 87.7 ± 11.5 90
RP 388 72.4 ± 31 75 284 (73.2%) 73.9 ± 30 75 104 (26.8%) 68 ± 33.3 75
BP 388 51.7 ± 8.1 50 284 (73.2%) 51.3 ± 8.5 50 104 (26.8%) 52.6 ± 7 50
GH 388 60.8 ± 15.5 65 284 (73.2%) 61.7 ± 15.3 65 104 (26.8%) 58.4 ± 15.8 60
VT 388 54.8 ± 19.7 57.5 284 (73.2%) 55.4 ± 19.3 60 104 (26.8%) 53.1 ± 20.7 55
SF 388 64 ± 11.5 65.1 284 (73.2%) 64.4 ± 11.5 65 104 (26.8%) 62.8 ± 11.3 64.8
RE 388 67.2 ± 38.2 100 284 (73.2%) 67.5 ± 37.7 100 104 (26.8%) 66.4 ± 39.6 100
MH 388 65 ± 19.4 68 284 (73.2%) 66 ± 19.7 68 104 (26.8%) 62 ± 18.3 64
PCo 388 65.5 ± 11 67 284 (73.2%) 66.1 ± 10.9 67.5 104 (26.8%) 64 ± 11 65.5
MCo 388 61.3 ± 16.3 64.2 284 73.2% 61.6 ± 16.2 64.6 104 26.8% 60.7 ± 16.6 61.7
  1. Physical Functioning (PF), Role-Physical (RP), Bodily Pain (BP), General Health (GH), Vitality (VT), Social Functioning (SF), Role-Emotional (RE), and Mental Health (MH); Physical Component (PCo), and Mental Component (MCo)