Table 1: Demographic characteristics of the research subjects.

CharacteristicWBC group
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Kinesiotherapy group
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value

Age, years, mean (SD)46.63 ± 1.545.94 ± 1.240.114
Sex M/F16/016/0
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD)24.35 ± 4.423.76 ± 6.80.968
BASDAI5.34 ± 1.725.28 ± 1.710.880
BASFI5.17 ± 2.285.01 ± 2.060.940
Smoking (yes/no)0/160/16
Medication
 NSAID (yes/no)16/016/0
 DMARD (yes/no)0/160/16
 Biological agents (yes/no)0/160/16

SD: standard deviation; BMI: body mass index; BASDAI: the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Diseases Activity Index; BASFI: the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index; NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drug.