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Table 1 The joint-SUVmean and intra-articular SUVmax of the knees according to K/L grades

From: (18F)Fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose uptake of knee joints in the aspect of age-related osteoarthritis: a case-control study

   n Age (yr) BW (kg) HT(cm) BMI (kg/m2) SUVmax SUVmean
Knee joints Total 166 55.3±11.7 62.7±11.7 162.9±8.6 23.5±3.2 1.58 ± 0.49 0.91 ± 0.20
  Male 82 55.7 ± 12.1 69.3±11.1** 169.5±6.2** 24.1±3.1** 1.62 ± 0.48 0.94 ± 0.19*
  Female 84 54.9 ± 11.4 56.1±8.2 156.6±5.2 22.9±3.3 1.53 ± 0.49 0.88 ± 0.20
K/L grade 0 34 46.7 ± 11.3 63.9±12.9 163.1±10.3 23.8±3.1 1.42 ± 0.36 0.85 ± 0.18
  I 61 55.1 ± 11.5 62.1±10.4 162.8±7.9 23.3±3.1 1.55 ± 0.45 0.88 ± 0.20
  II 38 58.6 ± 10.5 63.7±14.2 164.1±9.0 23.5±4.1 1.61 ± 0.58 0.96 ± 0.19
  III 33 60.6 ± 8.9 61.3±9.7 161.8±7.4 23.3±2.7 1.70 ± 0.51 0.97 ± 0.22
  IV 0 - - - - - -
p-value   <0.01** 0.738 0.741 0.916 0.065 0.037*
  1. value = mean ± SD.
  2. BW; body weight, HT; height, BMI; body mass index.
  3. *; p < 0.05, **; p < 0.01.