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Table 2 Demographics of both groups and clinical findings in hand osteoarthritis group

From: Hand strenght and dexterity in interphalangeal hand osteoarthritis and effects of osteophyte formations

  Control HOA p
Patient/hand no. 20/20 31/31  
Total no. of evaluated jointsc 180 279  
Age, yearsa 53 (46–63) 56 (47–63) 0,072
BMIa 30,45 (21,48 - 44,4) 27,57 (20,76 - 43,75) 0,195
Gender, female b 15 (95,0) 30 (96,8) 0,750
Dominant hand evaluatedb 18 (90,0) 30 (96,8) 0,315
Ever smokersb 9 (45,0) 10 (32.3) 0,358
Postmenopausal femalesb 17 (89,5) 26 (86,7) 0,770
Symptom duration, monhtsa 54,00 (6,00–240,00)
Tender joint count a 5,00 (1,00-9,00)
Swollen joint counta 0,00 (0,00 − 0,00)
Joint with nodules counta 2,00 (0,00-9,00)
VAS global hand pain a 5,50 (3,00-9,00)
  1. aMedian (min – max, bNumber (percentage), c2nd – 5th DIP and PIP, 1st IP joints were evaluated, HOA Hand osteoarthritis, BMI Body mass index, VAS Visual analog scale, AUSCAN Australian Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index