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Table 4 The joint-SUVmean and intra-articular SUVmax of knee joints in the groups over and under the age of 50

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

    n BW (kg) HT(cm) BMI (kg/m2) Max SUV SUVmean
Age (yr) Total ≥ 50 118 61.9 ± 11.2 161.2 ± 7.8 23.7 ± 3.3 1.64±0.50* 0.94 ± 0.20**
   < 50 48 65.6 ± 12.9 167.3 ± 8.9** 22.9 ± 2.9 1.42 ± 0.41 0.82 ± 0.19
  Male ≥ 50 54 67.6 ± 1.5 167.9 ± 0.8 23.9 ± 0.5 1.68 ± 0.51 0.97 ± 0.18
   < 50 28 72.6 ± 1.9 172.5 ± 1.1 24.3 ± 0.4 1.51 ± 0.43 0.90 ± 0.21
  Female ≥ 50 64 57.0 ± 1.1 155.6 ± 0.5* 23.5 ± 0.4** 1.60 ± 0.50* 0.92 ± 0.21**
   < 50 20 53.4 ± 1.5 160.0 ± 1.6 20.9 ± 0.6 1.31 ± 0.36 0.72 ± 0.09
  1. value = mean ± SD.
  2. BW; body weight, HT; height, BMI; body mass index.
  3. *; p < 0.05, **; p < 0.01.