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Table 2 Predictors of change in total knee meniscal tears over 8 years

From: Natural history and clinical significance of meniscal tears over 8 years in a midlife cohort

  Change in total knee meniscal tears over 8 years
  Unadjusted Adjusteda
Risk ratio (95 % CI) Risk ratio (95 % CI)
  1.06 1.05
Age (1.02, 1.11) (0.98, 1.21)
  1.09 1.11
BMI (1.03, 1.15) (1.04, 1.17)
  2.16 1.91
Knee Injury (1.08, 6.01) (0.93, 3.92)
  1.26 0.77
Cartilage defects (1.05, 1.52) (0.54, 1.09)
  1.57 0.87
BMLs (1.06, 2.32) (0.33, 2.29)
  3.17 2.11
JSN (1.41, 7.16) (0.74, 6.03)
  1.79 1.78
Osteophytes (1.29, 2.47) (1.17, 2.71)
  1. Bold font denotes statistically significant (p = <0.05) results
  2. (No significant offspring-control interaction for any of the above mentioned associations)
  3. aadjusted for age/BMI/knee injury, offspring-control status, cartilage defects at visit-2, BMLs at visit-2 and/or ROA at visit-1