Table 3: A comparison of subjects with persistent versus transient post-ambulatory hand swelling.

PermanentTransient

N (%) =30 (11.6%)228 (88.4%)
# (%) females26 (13.3%)170 (86.7%)
# (%) males4 (6.5%)58 (93.5%)
mean age (years)5448.8
# (%) dog owners13 (11.1%)104 (88.9%)
# (%) dog walkers23 (71.9%)*164 (71.9%)

*data available for 32 subjects.