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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Association between increased signal intensity at the proximal patellar tendon and patellofemoral geometry in community-based asymptomatic middle-aged adults: a cross-sectional study

  No increased signal intensity at patellar tendon (n = 126) Increased signal intensity at patellar tendon (n = 75) P
Age, years 46.3 (9.3) 46.3 (9.7) 0.98
Female, n (%) 101 (80.2) 50 (66.7) 0.03
Body mass index, kg/m2 33.6 (9.5) 32.6 (9.1) 0.49
Strenuous physical activity, n (%) 100 (79.4) 59 (78.7) 0.91
Patellofemoral geometrical indices
 Insall-Salvati ratio 1.00 (0.16) 0.94 (0.16) 0.02
 Patellofemoral congruence angle, degrees 17.6 (24.4) 10.3 (23.2) 0.04
 Sulcus angle, degrees 150.9 (10.1) 149.9 (9.5) 0.48
 Lateral condyle-patella angle, degrees 19.4 (7.2) 19.1 (6.6) 0.81
  1. Data presented as mean (SD) or no (%)