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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of participants (n = 143)

From: Preliminary effects of a regional approached multidisciplinary educational program on healthcare utilization in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis: an observational study

Social-demographic characteristics  
Gender, n (%)  
 Female 90 (62.9)
Age (years), mean ± SD 69.1 ± 10.2
Ethnicity, n (%)  
 Native 131 (91.6)
Living situation, n (%)  
 Living together with partner and/or family 102 (71.8)
Level of Education, n (%)  
 Low (<  12 years) 90 (64.3)
Work, n (%)  
 Paid work 28 (19.7)
District  
 1 44 (30.8)
 2 44 (30.8)
 3 55 (38.5)
Clinical characteristics  
Location, n (%)  
 Hip 77 (53.9)
 Knee 103 (72.0)
Number of painful joints (range 0–10); median (IQR) 3 (2–4)
Duration of symptoms, n (%)  
 <  1 years 13 (9.2)
 1–5 years 66 (46.8)
 5–10 years 32 (22.7)
 >  10 years 30 (21.3)
Number of comorbidities (range 0–15); median (IQR) 1 (0–3)