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Table 2 Strengths of associations between long head of biceps tendon tears and specific factors related to rotator cuff tears in the univariate analyses

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

VariablesOdds ratio (95% confidence interval)p-value
Age*1.6 (1.4–1.9)<  0.01
Male gender1.3 (0.9–1.9)0.08
BMI0.9 (0.9–1.1)0.64
Smoking1.1 (0.8–1.6)0.49
Dominant side-involvement1.1 (0.8–1.6)0.47
Diabetes1.3 (0.8–2.0)0.33
Hypertension1.0 (0.7–1.4)0.89
Hyperthyroidism1.2 (0.6–2.4)0.68
Hypothyroidism2.7 (0.8–8.7)0.11
ASA grade1.2 (0.9–1.5)0.23
Prevalence of dyslipidemia0.8 (0.4–1.6)0.44
 Hyper-cholesterolemia0.9 (0.6–1.3)0.63
 Hyper-LDLemia0.8 (0.6–1.1)0.19
 Hyper-TGmia0.9 (0.6–1.3)0.42
 Hypo-HDLemia0.9 (0.6–1.2)0.45
 Hyper-non-HDLemia0.9 (0.6–1.2)0.40
Rotator cuff tears*1.9 (1.3–2.6)<  0.01
 Supraspinatus tendon tear*1.6 (1.3–2.0)<  0.01
 Infraspinatus tendon tear*1.8 (1.5–2.3)<  0.01
 Subscapularis tendon tear*2.4 (1.8–3.1)<  0.01
Depth of rotator cuff tears*1.6 (1.3–2.0)<  0.01
Size of rotator cuff tear*1.4 (1.2–1.5)<  0.01
Retraction degree of Patte*2.5 (2.0–2.9)<  0.01
Goutallier’s fatty degeneration grade*1.6 (1.3–1.9)<  0.01
Global fatty degeneration index*1.9 (1.5–2.4)<  0.01
Positive tangent sign*1.7 (1.5–2.1)<  0.01
Occupation ratio*1.8 (1.4–2.4)<  0.01
hs-CRP > 1(mg/L)*2.3 (1.8–2.8)<  0.01
Pain VAS*1.6 (1.4–1.9)<  0.01