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Table 6 Parameters predicting the medial central subregiona 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 -0.28 0.10 0.004
Joint space narrowing 0.18 0.09 0.03
Bone hypersignal in the lateral compartment -0.19 0.09 0.04
Alcohol -0.17 0.09 0.04
Severe medial meniscal tear -0.16 0.09 0.08
Severe lateral meniscal tear 0.15 0.09 0.08
Body mass index -0.15 0.09 0.09
  1. aMedial central femur and tibia combined. Correlations were done with baseline values. Values were adjusted by factors listed in Table 3.