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Table 2 The association between anthropometric height measures and tibial cartilage volume, defects and bone area

From: The associations between body and knee height measurements and knee joint structure in an asymptomatic cohort

  Body height Knee height Knee height as percentage of body height
  Univariate P Multivariate P Univariate P Multivariate P Univariate P Multivariate P
Bone area 1             
Medial 16 (11, 20) <0.001 11 (4, 17) 0.001 44 (34, 54) <0.001 37(23 52) 0.001 72 (32, 111) 0.001 50 (14, 87) 0.007
Lateral 12 (8, 17) <0.001 6 (0, 12) 0.06 36 (25, 47) <0.001 27 (11, 42) 0.001 65 (28, 103) 0.001 43 (7, 79) 0.002
Cartilage volume 1             
Medial 19 (14, 24) <0.001 10 (4, 17) 0.001 51 (38, 64) <0.001 27 (7, 48) 0.009 71 (21, 120) 0.006 11 (-33, 54) 0.63
Lateral 28 (21, 35) <0.001 12 (3, 21) 0.009 79 (63, 93) <0.001 42 (19, 65) 0.001 129 (62, 195) <0.001 44 (-10, 98) 0.11
Cartilage defects 2             
Medial 1.0 (0.9, 1.1) 0.31 1.0 (0.9, 1.1) 0.62 1.0 (0.9, 1.1) 0.97 0.9 (0.7, 1.1) 0.29 0.8 (0.5, 1.1) 0.17 0.6 (0.4, 1.0) 0.05
Lateral 1.0 (0.9, 1.1) 0.99 1.0 (0.9, 1.1) 0.86 1.0 (0.8, 1.2) 0.84 0.9 (0.7, 1.3) 0.59 1.1 (0.6, 1.9) 0.74 0.8 (0.4, 1.7) 0.55
MRI osteophytes 2 1 (0.9, 1.1) 0.63 1.1 (1.0, 1.2) 0.01 1.0 (0.9, 1.2) 0.53 1.2 (1.0, 1.5) 0.06 1.1 (0.8, 1.6) 0.58 1.0 (0.6, 1.5) 0.94
  1. Bone area (mm2) adjusted for age, gender, weight, static knee angle and presence of tibiofemoral osteophytes (yes/no)
  2. Cartilage volume (mm3) adjusted for age, gender, weight, respective bone area, static knee angle and presence of tibiofemoral osteophytes (yes/no)
  3. Cartilage defects adjusted for age, gender, weight, respective cartilage volume, static knee angle and presence of tibiofemoral osteophytes (yes/no)
  4. MRI osteophytes adjusted for age, gender and BMI.
  5. 1Results expressed as beta coefficient of regression (95% confidence interval)
  6. 2Results expressed as odds ratio (95% confidence interval)