Table 1

Baseline characteristics of study sample

BMI


=<24.9

p*

25–29.9

p*

=>30


n

%

n

%

n

%


Total (978)

251

25.7

402

41.1

325

33.1

Female

180

71.7

255

63.4

208

64.0

Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Age (in years)

66.9

13.33

0.295

68.09

11.12

0.062

66.36

11.23

Educational level

2.62

1.03

0.039

2.44

0.91

0.033

2.34

0.86

Duration of OA (in years)

13.41

15.18

0.651

13.95

13.27

0.558

13.40

10.79

Amount of comorbidities

1.69

1.283

<0.001

2.19

1.73

<0.001

2.72

1.86

Kellgren score*

2.26

0.68

0.044

2.53

0.92

0.038

2.76

0.77


* by means of ANCOVA, Chi-Square test respectively for comparison normal vs. overweight and overweight vs. obese

Rosemann et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:4   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-4

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