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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of treatment groups

From: Comparison of glucosamine sulfate and a polyherbal supplement for the relief of osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN25438351]

  Glucosamine Reparagen
N Started (completed) 47 (41) 48 (38)
Age (years) 55.1 ± 1.6 51.9 ± 1.8
Gender (F:M %) 75 : 25 75 : 25
ARA Functional Class II:III, % 79 : 21 71 : 29
Kellgren Lawrence Criteria Grade 2:3, % 79 : 21 75 : 25
Screening   
WOMAC Pain 8.1 ± 0.4 8.9 ± 0.5
WOMAC Stiffness 3.8 ± 0.2 4.0 ± 0.2
WOMAC Function 35.4 ± 2.0 37.2 ± 1.8
WOMAC Total 47.1 ± 2.5 50.1 ± 2.3
VAS Pain 65.4 ± 1.7 65.6 ± 1.5
  1. Data expressed as a % of total or mean ± SEM. None of the entry assessments were significantly different between the glucosamine sulfate or reparagen groups.