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Table 1 Data on investigated variables in study groups

From: Association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein with tearing of the long head of the biceps tendon

Studied variablesBiceps tendon tear (n = 270)Intact biceps tendon (n = 312)
Age (yr)64.9 ± 10.657.3 ± 14.2
  < 301 (0.4%)20 (6.4%)
 30 to 399 (3.3%)17 (5.4%)
 40 to 498 (3.0%)33 (10.6%)
 50 to 5955 (20.4%)85 (27.2%)
 60 to 6985 (31.5%)102 (32.7%)
  ≥ 70112 (41.5%)55 (17.6%)
Male gender158 (58.5%)160 (51.3%)
BMI (kg/m2)24.1 ± 2.924. 4 ± 3.3
Dominant side-involvement191 (70.7%)212 (67.9%)
Smoking100 (37.0%)107 (34.3%)
Diabetes47 (17.4%)45 (14.4%)
Hypertension95 (35.2%)108 (34.6%)
Hyperthyroidism15 (5.6%)15 (4.8%)
Hypothyroidism9 (3.3%)4 (1.3%)
ASA grade
 Normal health30 (11.1%)56 (17.9%)
 Mild systemic disease163 (60.4%)166 (53.2%)
 Severe systemic disease77 (28.5%)90 (28.8%)
 Prevalence of dyslipidemia130 (48.1%)298 (95.5%)
 Hyper-cholesterolemia62 (23.0%)77 (24.7%)
 Hyper-TGmia64 (23.7%)83 (26.6%)
 Hyper-LDLemia184 (68.1%)228 (73.1%)
 Hypo-HDLemia88 (32.6%)111 (35.6%)
 Hyper-non-HDLemia156 (57.8%)191 (61.2%)
 Presence of rotator cuff tear183 (67.8%)166 (53.2%)
 Supraspinatus tendon tear152 (56.3%)136 (43.6%)
 Infraspinatus tendon tear77 (28.5%)41 (13.1%)
 Subscapularis tendon tear110 (40.7%)48 (15.4%)
Depth of rotator cuff tears
 Partial-thickness39 (14.4%)71 (22.8%)
 Full-thickness144 (53.3%)95 (30.4%)
Size of rotator cuff tear
 Small6 (2.2%)16 (5.1%)
 Medium60 (22.2%)47 (15.1%)
 Large52 (19.3%)24 (7.7%)
 Massive26 (9.6%)8 (2.6%)
Retraction degree of Patte
 Stage I29 (10.7%)41 (13.1%)
 Stage II77 (28.5%)49 (15.7%)
 Stage III38 (14.1%)5 (1.6%)
Goutallier’s fatty degeneration grade
 Stage I97 (35.9%)201 (64.4%)
 Stage II89 (33.0%)86 (27.6%)
 Stage III59 (21.9%)40 (12.8%)
 Stage IV14 (5.2%)6 (1.9%)
 Global fatty degeneration index0.7 (0.3 to 1.7)0.6 (0.2 to 1.2)
 Positive tangent sign113 (41.9%)82 (26.3%)
Occupation ratio
 Grade I161 (59.6%)247 (79.2%)
 Grade II71 (26.3%)42 (13.5%)
 Grade III38 (14.1%)23 (7.4%)
 hs-CRP (mg/L)0.6 (0.4 to 1.5)0.5 (0.4 to 1.2)
 Pain VAS7.5 (6.0 to 8.0)6.0 (6.0 to 7.0))
  1. * means that significant values in univariate logistic regression analysis