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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants (n = 12)

From: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for knee arthritis: a feasibility study in primary care

Baseline characteristics  
  Mean (SD); Range; Median
Age (years) 72.6 (10.4) years; 48–84 years; 73 years
Weight (kg) 89.3 (16.7) kg; 70-132 kg; 90 kg
Body mass index 31.8 (4.6); 25–42; 31.5
  Number of patients (%)
Male gender 7 (58)
Female gender 5 (42)
Body mass index categories
 BMI < 25 0 (0)
 BMI 25–30 4 (33)
 BMI > 30 8 (66)
#Medical card eligibility 10 (83)
Diagnosed by X-ray 10 (83)
Previous knee injury 8 (67)
Previous knee surgery 2 (17)
  1. Body mass index is weight in kilogrammes divided by the square of the height in metres
  2. #Ireland does not have universal registration with a general practitioner. Almost 45% of the population is registered through the Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) (http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/PCRS/) with the remainder being described as private patients and able to see any general practitioner. All patients aged over 80 years and those below defined income levels (less than € 500 [£444] gross per week for a single person; € 900 [£798] gross per week for a couple) are registered with the PCRS and are described as ‘Medical Card’ eligible