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Table 1 Demographic, anthropometric and health characteristics of the knee pain and no knee pain groups (data reported as mean (SD), unless otherwise indicated)

From: Reduced strength, poor balance and concern about falls mediate the relationship between knee pain and fall risk in older people

 Knee painNo knee pain
n = 118n = 215
Female, n (%)68 (57.6)106 (49.5)
Age, yrs83.3 (4.27)83.2 (4.06)
Height, m1.63 (0.09)1.64 (0.09)
Body mass, kg74.0 (14.4)b69.1 (12.7)
Body mass index27.8 (4.9)b25.6 (3.8)
Patient health questionnaire2.8 (3.1)2.3 (3.2)
Generalised anxiety disorder1.9 (3.4)1.6 (2.8)
Falls efficacy scale – international24.7 (7.9)b22.0 (6.6)
Incidental and planned exercise questionnaire, total hours25.3 (14.2)26.7 (16.8)
Number of Medical Conditions3.7 (2.0)b3.1 (2.0)
Number of Medications7.3 (3.2)b6.2 (3.3)
Taking Narcotic Analgesics, n (%)6.0 (5.1)6.0 (3.0)
Taking Non-Narcotic Analgesics, n (%)47 (40.2)b35 (17.2)
Taking NSAIDs, n (%)16 (13.7)b12 (5.9)
  1. SD Standard deviation.
  2. aP < .05, bP < .01, for tests comparing between group differences
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