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Table 5 Parameters predicting medial central tibia 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
Severe meniscal extrusion -0.33 0.09 0.0004
WOMAC pain (change) -0.26 0.09 0.007
Bone hypersignal in the lateral compartment -0.19 0.09 0.03
Severe lateral meniscal tear 0.21 0.09 0.02
WOMAC stiffness -0.16 0.09 0.07
  1. Correlations were done with baseline values unless otherwise indicated. Values were adjusted by factors listed in Table 3. WOMAC, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index.