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Table 4 Parameters predicting medial central femur cartilage volume loss at 24 months: stepwise forward multivariate regression

From: Risk factors associated with the loss of cartilage volume on weight-bearing areas in knee osteoarthritis patients assessed by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging: a longitudinal study

  Beta coefficient Standard error of beta P value
Joint space narrowing 0.29 0.08 0.0005
Lateral meniscal tear 0.24 0.08 0.005
SF-36 -0.22 0.09 0.02
Body mass index -0.19 0.09 0.03
Joint space width (mm) 0.18 0.10 0.06
Alcohol -0.15 0.08 0.07
  1. Correlations were done with baseline values. Values were adjusted by factors listed in Table 3.