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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of sample (n = 3769)

From: Disabling knee pain – another consequence of obesity: Results from a prospective cohort study

  n (%)
Male Female 1674 (44) 2095 (56)
Age group  
   50–64 2031 (54)
   65–74 1194 (32)
   75+ 544 (14)
BMIa  
   normal (20–24.9) 1577 (42)
   overweight (≥25 and < 30) 1584 (42)
   obese (≥30) 608 (16)
Anxious 1015 (27)
Depressed 818 (22)
Reside in deprived area 1189 (32)
Widespread pain 353 (9)
Previous knee injury 969 (26)
Any knee painb 1773 (47)
Severe knee painc 770 (21)
Chronic knee paind 928 (25)
Bilateral knee paine 876 (23)
  1. a BMI = body mass index (normal weight category includes individuals who were underweight).
  2. bBased on KNEST knee pain screening question: Have you had pain in the last year in or around the knee?
  3. cBased on responders to b (above) who also completed the WOMAC.
  4. dDefined as more than three (not necessarily continuous) months of pain.
  5. eDefined as pain in both knees