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Table 4 Associations between IPFP area and bone marrow lesions

From: Infrapatellar fat pad in the knee: is local fat good or bad for knee osteoarthritis?

  Univariable Multivariable* Multivariable**
TF bone marrow lesions, OR (95% CI)    
Medial 1.05 (0.92,1.19) 0.83 (0.67, 1.02) 0.74 (0.59,0.93)
Lateral 1.19 (1.04,1.36) 0.93 (0.75, 1.16) 0.91 (0.72,1.16)
Tibial bone marrow lesions, OR (95% CI)    
Medial 1.06 (0.92,1.24) 0.87 (0.68, 1.10) 0.74 (0.57,0.96)
Lateral 1.17 (0.94,1.45) 0.84 (0.58,1.20) 0.79 (0.54,1.17)
Femoral bone marrow lesions, OR (95% CI)    
Medial 1.02 (0.86,1.22) 0.69 (0.53, 0.92) 0.68 (0.51,0.91)
Lateral 1.19 (1.03,1.38) 0.89 (0.69, 1.13) 0.88 (0.68,1.15)
Any bone marrow lesions, OR (95% CI) 1.11 (1.00, 1.24) 0.83 (0.69, 0.99) 0.77 (0.63,0.94)
Bone marrow lesions total score, β (95% CI) (cm 2 /grade) 0.04 (0.01, 0.08) -0.08 (-0.14, -0.02) -0.11 (-0.17,-0.05)
  1. *Adjusted for age, sex, height, weight, tibial bone size, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and patellofemoral synovitis. **Further adjusted for radiographic osteoarthritis. IPFP, infrapatellar fat pad; TF, tibiofemoral; OR, odds ratio. Significant differences are shown in bold. cm2/grade: with per-grade increase in bone marrow lesions, IPFP area increases in cm2.