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Table 3 Between-cluster differences in patient characteristics and physical behavior measures

From: Three distinct physical behavior types in fatigued patients with multiple sclerosis

  Gender(%male) TypeMS
(% per type)
Age
mean ± SD (min-max)
BMI
mean ± SD
(min-max)
EDSS
median (IQR)
Fatigue (CIS20r)
mean ± SD (min-max)
Years MS
median (IQR)
% SB
mean ± SD
(min-max)
tt MVPA
mean ± SD
(min-max)
SB NoB
mean ± SD
(min-max)
dSB1
mean ± SD (min-max)
dSB2
mean ± SD (min-max)
Cluster 1
(n = 46)
30.4 RR: 80.4
PP: 8.7
SP: 8.7
E/U: 2.1
49.8 ± 8.7
(32.1 – 66.7)
25.1 ± 3.75
(18.5 – 34.8)
3 (1.9) 42.3 ± 7.2(26 - 56) 6.9 (10.3) 63.8 ± 7.5
(50.9 - 82.6)
94.1 ± 67.5
(0.0 - 304.7)
766.6 ± 178.2
(421.0 - 208.0)
-8.8 ± 8.3
(-29.8 - 14.8)
19.5± 6.8
(4.1 - 33.3)
Cluster 2
(n= 114)
27.2 RR:68.1
PP: 11.5
SP: 12.4
E/U: 8.0
46.0 ± 10.7
(19.6 – 66.6)
25.6 ± 5.2
(17.2 – 44.8)
3 (2) 44.2 ± 7.4
(14 – 56)
6.7 (11.9) 69.0 ± 6.2
(56.7 - 84.6)
89.6 ± 62.5
(0.0 - 269.2)
794.7 ± 177.4
(373.0 - 1228.0)
2.1 ± 7.3
(-25.3 - 24.8)
6.8 ± 6.6
(-12.2 -21.5)
Cluster 3
(n = 48)
18.8 RR: 83.3
PP: 6.3
SP: 4.2
E/U: 6.3
44.4 ± 10.6
(24.7 – 68.1)
24.1 ± 3.4
(16.7 – 43.2)
2 (1.5) 44.0 ± 6.6(24 – 54) 4.9 (12.4) 54.2 ± 6.0
(40.5 - 70.7)
195.9 ± 97.8
(41.8 - 452.0)
706.1 ± 135.6
(292.0 - 1003.0)
-0.2 ± 8.6
(-30.4 - 24.5)
12.9 ± 7.3
(-1.7 - 28.2)
P 0.393 0.501 0.032* 0.166 <0.001* 0.178 0.389 <0.001* <0.001* 0.009* <0.001* <0.001*
Post-hoc test    0.111 1.000 0.454 0.067 1.000 <0.001* 0.809 0.391 <0.001* <0.001*
    0.035* 0.839 <0.001* 0.168 0.510 <0.001* <0.001* 0.118 <0.001* <0.001*
    1.000 0.175 <0.001* 0.741 1.000 <0.001* <0.001* 0.002* 0.063 <0.001*
  1. RR relapsing – remitting, PP primary progressive, SP secondary progressive, E/U else or unknown, % SB percentage sedentary behavior, SB no. bouts number of bouts in sedentary behavior, tt MVPA total time in moderate to vigorous activity, dSB1 %SB afternoon minus %SB morning, dSB2 %SB evening minus %SB afternoon