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Table 1 Characteristics of participants included in the Malmö osteoarthritis study (MOA)

From: Association of knee pain and different definitions of knee osteoarthritis with health-related quality of life: a population-based cohort study in southern Sweden

  Reference group (n = 744) Knee pain without knee OA (n = 169) Knee pain with knee OA (n = 402) Radiographic knee OA without pain (n = 186)
Women, % 63.0 70.4 63.7 61.3
Age, years (SD) 68.7 (7.2) 68.4 (7.3) 70.1 (7.2) 71.5 (6.7)
BMI (SD) 26.7 (4.3) 27.8 (4.8) 28.9 (5.5) 28.8 (5.1)
Comorbidity, %
 Single 32.5 26.6 23.1 28.0
 Multiple 46.1 59.2 64.9 53.2
Years of education, %
  ≤ 9 years 35.0 30.3 43.3 34.4
  > 9 years &  ≤ 12 years 38.3 43.2 34.7 44.8
 >12 years 26.7 26.5 22.0 20.8
Smoking, %
 Current smoker 14.1 12.7 12.3 11.8
 Ex-smoker 45.1 46.4 46.0 42.5
Employment, %
 Employed 25.3 23.7 14.7 15.6
 Retired 72.2 72.8 80.9 81.7