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Table 5 Handgrip strength per age range in the rheumatoid arthritis group (RAG) and the control group (CG)

From: Hand strength in patients with RA correlates strongly with function but not with activity of disease

  RAG CG
Age range HS R
Mean ± SD
HS L
Mean ± SD
HS R
Mean ± SD
HS L
Mean ± SD
26–35 - G1 25.53 ± 14.89 20.67 ± 14.26 30.17 ± 11.49 32.33 ± 10.54
36–45 - G2 16.37 ± 8.22 18.54 ± 7.94 34.13 ± 8.51 33.75 ± 9.66
46–55 - G3 17.55 ± 8.13 17.39 ± 7.86 27.54 ± 8.20 27.67 ± 7.07
56–65 - G4 18.18 ± 9.77 18.30 ± 9.52 24.96 ± 8.44 24.90 ± 9.49
+  65 - G5 14.75 ± 11.52 13.61 ± 10.22 22.46 ± 5.66 21.93 ± 4.45
  1. HS R: right handgrip strength; HS L: left handgrip strength