Table 2: Baseline characteristics of exercise and control groups.

Exercise

Control

Difference

Heterogeneity

Inconsistency

Variable

N

Mdn (IQR)

N

Mdn (IQR)

(95% CI)

Q (p)

(95% CI)

Age (years)

10

46.1 ± 6.1

45 (9)

9

47.3 ± 6.0

47 (6)

−0.5 (−2.1, 1.0)

13.5 (0.14)

33.1% (0, 68.1)

FM Symptoms (years)

8

11.4 ± 5.1

9 (4)

8

11.2 ± 3.8

10 (5)

0.04 (−1.2, 1.2)

5.1 (0.65)

0% (0, 56.0%)

FM Diagnosis (years)

4

4.2 ± 2.3

3 (4)

3

5.1 ± 2.2

4 (4)

−0.5 (−1.3, 0.3)

1.4 (0.71)

0% (0%, 72.0%)

Notes: FM, fibromyalgia syndrome; N, number of groups reporting data; , mean ± standard deviation; Mdn (IQR), median and interquartile range; (95% CI), mean and 95% confidence intervals; Q (p), heterogeneity statistic and alpha value; (95% CI), percent inconsistency and 95% confidence interval.