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Table 3 Current situation of joints and arthritis among residents

From: High prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and its risk factors among Tibetan highlanders living in Tsarang, Mustang district of Nepal

Variables Male (n = 27) Female (n = 50) p value
n % n %
Limitation in usual activity
 Yes 12 44.4 34 68.0 0.0543
 No 15 55.6 16 32.0  
Satisfaction with current ability
 Satisfied 13 48.1 22 44.0 0.6825
 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 8 29.6 15 30.0  
 Dissatisfied 6 22.2 13 26.0  
Days with pain in past 7 days
 0–2 days 16 59.3 21 42.0 0.2248
 3–5 days 4 14.8 12 24.0  
 6–7 days 7 25.9 17 34.0  
Hospitalized for joint symptomsa
 Yes 3 11.1 19 38.0 0.0163
 No 24 88.9 30 60.0  
Medication for joints
 Yes 3 11.1 17 34.0 0.0324
 No 24 88.9 33 66.0  
  1. Data were analyzed with Fisher’s exact tests or Cochran-Armitage trend tests for comparison of variables between males and females
  2. Position: After the first paragraph of section “The effects of arthritis on daily life, use of medications, and hospital visits” in the “Results” section
  3. aOne female participant did not answer this question