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Table 5 Associations between IPFP area and prevalent WOMAC knee pain

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

  Univariable Multivariable* Multivariable**
  Odds ratio (95% CI) Odds ratio (95% CI) Odds ratio (95% CI)
Total WOMAC knee pain 0.94 (0.84, 1.04) 0.84 (0.70, 1.00) 0.86 (0.71, 1.04)
Pain on flat surface 0.99 (0.88, 1.12) 0.80 (0.65, 0.98) 0.79 (0.63, 0.98)
Pain on stairs 0.93 (0.83, 1.03) 0.81 (0.67, 0.97) 0.83 (0.69, 1.01)
Pain in bed 0.93 (0.82, 1.04) 0.87 (0.71, 1.05) 0.83 (0.68, 1.03)
Pain when sitting 0.94 (0.83, 1.06) 0.89 (0.73, 1.09) 0.87 (0.70, 1.08)
Pain when standing 1.07 (0.95, 1.20) 1.03 (0.85, 1.26) 0.96 (0.78, 1.19)
  1. *Adjusted for age, sex, height, weight, tibial bone size, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and patellofemoral synovitis. **Further adjusted for radiographic osteoarthritis. WOMAC, Western Ontario and McMasters osteoarthritis index. Significant differences are shown in bold.