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Table 3 The differences in joint-SUVmean and intra-articular SUVmax according to OA symptom count of the knees

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

  Symptom count of the knee joints p-value
  0 1 2 3 4 5
n 104 26 12 12 10 2  
Age (yr) 53.9 ± 11.5 51.9 ± 12.0 58.0 ± 3.6 66.5 ± 4.9 56.4 ± 13.3 81.0 ± 0.0 0.01*
BW (kg) 61.8 ± 12.0 63.9 ± 14.5 66.5 ± 7.9 61.2 ± 8.8 64.2 ± 7.9 67.0 ± 0.0 0.744
HT(cm) 163.2 ± 8.9 163.2 ± 8.5 161.7 ± 8.4 163.8 ± 5.6 162.6 ± 9.1 155.0 ± 0.0 0.836
BMI (kg/m2) 23.1 ± 3.2 23.8 ± 3.8 25.4 ± 2.4 22.8 ± 2.8 24.3 ± 2.9 27.9 ± 0.0 0.04*
SUVmax 1.49 ± 0.40 1.61 ± 0.62 1.53 ± 0.48 1.77 ± 0.47 2.06 ± 0.59 2.30 ± 0.42 0.01*
SUVmean 0.89 ± 0.18 0.88 ± 0.20 0.99 ± 0.25 0.90 ± 0.16 1.06 ± 0.29 1.15 ± 0.07 0.051
  1. value = mean ± SD.
  2. BW; body weight, HT; height, BMI; body mass index.
  3. *; p < 0.05.