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Table 3 Association between change in meniscal tears and change in pain over 8 years

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

  Change in pain over 8 years
Change in total knee Unadjusted Adjusteda
meniscal tears β (95 % CI) β (95 % CI)
Whole group +2.87 (+1.84, +3.90) +2.81 (+1.40, +4.22)
–Offspring +3.73 (+2.56, +4.89) +2.84 (+1.22,+4.46)
–Controls −0.48 (−2.72, +1.75) −0.92 (−4.20, +2.36)
  Change in pain subscales over 8 years
  Change in pain while lying in bed
Whole group +0.89 (+0.64, +1.14) +0.82 (+0.46, +1.18)
  Change in pain while sitting
Whole group +0.45 (+0.22, +0.67) +0.35 (+0.04, +0.67)
  Change in pain while standing
Whole group +0.55 (+0.31, +0.80) +0.62 (+0.31, +0.94)
  Change in pain while walking on flat surface
Whole group +0.56 (+0.35, +0.77) +0.49 (+0.20, +0.78)
  Change in pain while climbing stairs
Whole group +0.33 (+0.02, +0.65) +0.59 (+0.15, +1.02)
  Change in pain in non-weight bearing
Whole group +1.34 (+0.90, +1.78) +1.18 (+0.56, +1.80)
  Change in pain in weight bearing
Whole group +1.49 (+0.82, +2.16) +1.66 (+0.75, +2.58)
  1. Bold font denotes statistically significant (p = <0.05) results
  2. (Note: Significant offspring-control interaction at all sites and sub-scales for the association between change in meniscal tears and change in pain)
  3. aAdjusted for age, sex, BMI, offspring-control status, change in BMLs, change in cartilage defects, change in meniscal extrusion, change in effusion, history of knee injury and ROA at visit-1