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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of participants who completed the study

From: Efficacy of a progressive walking program and glucosamine sulphate supplementation on osteoarthritic symptoms of the hip and knee: a feasibility trial

  3-day walking group 5-day walking group Total
  n = 13 n = 15 n = 28
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Sex    
Men 6 (46) 5 (33) 11 (39)
Women 7 (54) 10 (67) 17 (61)
Age (years)    
40-59 4 (31) 7 (47) 11 (39)
60-75 9 (69) 8 (53) 17 (61)
BMI (kg/m 2 )    
<25 3 (23) 3 (20) 6 (21)
>25 10 (77) 12 (80) 22 (79)
Marital status    
Married or common-law relationship 9 (69) 9 (60) 18 (64)
Single 4 (31) 6 (40) 10 (36)
Highest educational level achieved    
High school degree or less 5 (39) 6 (40) 11 (39)
Schooling beyond high school 8 (61) 9 (60) 17 (61)
Current employment status    
Employed 7 (54) 6 (40) 13 (46)
Not employed 6 (46) 9 (60) 15 (54)
Main lifetime occupation    
Manager or professional 8 (61) 4 (27) 12 (43)
Other 5 (39) 11 (73) 16 (57)
  1. Note: No significant differences were found between groups for any demographic variable (P > 0.05). BMI = body mass index.