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Table 3 Pain and hypermobility

From: Adolescent obesity, joint pain, and hypermobility

  Obese (n = 91) Non-obese (n = 51) p value
Musculoskeletal pain
Any musculoskeletal pain (%) 22 24 0.83
Lower extremity pain (%) 14 10 0.31
Hypermobility
Hypermobile 6 (%) 2 2 0.71
(≥6 Beighton score)
Hypermobile 4 (%) 14 10 0.31
(≥4 on Beighton score)
Thumbs (%) 24 25 0.86
Elbows (%) 8 22 0.02
Knees (%) 13 12 0.81
Fingers (%) 9 2 0.10
Trunk (%) 4 2 0.41
  1. All values are percentages. For categorical variables, the Chi 2 or the Fisher’s exact test was used where appropriate.