Table 1

Comparison of baseline percentages of positive findings in treatment and control groups

Positive (%)


Items

Treatment

(n = 44)

Control

(n = 45)

Χ2 Value

P Value


Age

63.27

61.82


Sex

M/F (15.9/84.1)

M/F (31.1/68.9)

2.852

0.091


X-ray findings*

100%

100%


Taking medication

45.5

31.1

1.93

0.164


Joint pain

95.5

82.2

2.69

0.101


Joint stiffness

47.7

53.3

0.28

0.597


Joint tenderness

84.1

77.8

0.57

0.449


Joint activity limitation

61.4

46.7

1.93

0.164


*All patients recruited to the study showed similar degrees of x-ray findings including joint space narrowing, eburnation, and osteophytes.

Xie et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:31   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-31

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