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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with hand osteoarthritis (N = 203)

From: The presence of erosive joints is a strong predictor of radiological progression in hand osteoarthritis: results of a 2-year prospective follow-up of the Liège Hand Osteoarthritis Cohort (LIHOC)

Variable Median (P25-P75) n (%)
Age, years 69 (61 -, 75)  
Female   183 (90.15)
Menopause   177 (88.06)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.71 (22.86-, 29.91)  
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30)   36 (17.73)
Waist circumference (cm) 97.5 (85-, 105)  
Duration since onset of HOA symptoms
 ≤ 5 years   96 (47.29)
 > 5 years   107 (52.71)
Family history of HOA   95 (46.80)
OA diagnosed at other joints   178 (87.68)
Number of the painful hand joint(s) 1 (0-, 4)  
Number of soft tissue swellings 2 (1-, 4)  
Number of Heberden’s and Bouchard’s nodes 9 (5-, 12)  
Number of the tender joints upon pressure 5 (2-, 10)  
Hand pain (VAS 0–100) 50 (29-, 59)  
AUSCAN
 Overall (0–300) 128.99 (71.08-, 182.54)  
 Pain (0–100) 45.22 (19.71-, 64.93)  
 Stiffness (0–100) 34.78 (7.25-, 69.57)  
 Function (0–100) 48.47 (24.80-, 66.67)  
Erosive HOA   83 (40.89)
Number of the erosive joints (phase E or R in VV scale [0–28]) 4 (1-, 7)  
VV score (0–218.4) 31.18 (20.86-, 47.97)  
KL score (0–128) 54 (40-, 66)  
  1. Abbreviations: AUSCAN AUStralian-CANadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index, BMI body mass index, HOA hand osteoarthritis, IQR interquartile range, KL Kellgren-Lawrence, OA osteoarthritis, VV Verbruggen-Veys