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Table 4 Associations between Beighton score and symptomatic multiple joint osteoarthritis (MJOA)

From: Joint hypermobility is not positively associated with prevalent multiple joint osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study of older adults

Beighton Measure n with characteristic/N (%) analyzed Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)
MJOA-1 MJOA-2 MJOA-3 MJOA-4
Beighton > 4 65/1677 (3.9) 0.42 (0.20–0.87)a 0.72 (0.31–1.64) 1.27 (0.71–2.28) 0.92 (0.52–1.63)
Beighton > 3 150/1677 (8.9) 0.58 (0.37–0.91)a 0.54 (0.28–1.01) 0.89 (0.58–1.37) 0.81 (0.54–1.22)
Knee hypermobility 33/1642 (2.0) 0.84 (0.36–1.98) 0.23 (0.03–1.75) 1.11 (0.48–2.57) 1.29 (0.61–2.71)
Trunk hypermobility 97/1662 (5.8) 0.72 (0.42–1.23) 0.53 (0.24–1.18) 0.61 (0.34–1.09) 0.61 (0.35–1.04)
Elbow hypermobility 74/1670 (4.4) 0.65 (0.36–1.16) 0.95 (0.48–1.88) 1.53 (0.91–2.58) 1.01 (0.60–1.70)
Fifth finger hypermobility 1108/1670 (66.3) 0.66 (0.52–0.84)a 0.72 (0.53–0.99)a 0.91 (0.70–1.17) 0.75 (0.60–0.94)a
Thumb hypermobility 26/1670 (1.6) 0.83 (0.30–2.30) 0.30 (0.04–2.34) 0.43 (0.12–1.54) 1.42 (0.59–3.41)
  1. astatistically significant adjusted odds ratio; all models adjusted for age, gender, race, body mass index, and baseline visit