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Table 2 Characteristics of the study populationa

From: Overexpression of MMP13 in human osteoarthritic cartilage is associated with the SMAD-independent TGF-β signalling pathway

  Controls (n = 21) OA (n = 32) p
Age (yrs) 76.45 ± 10.93 64.30 ± 10.43 0.0002
BMI (kg/m2) 23.79 ± 1.03 32.25 ± 1.35 <0.0001
Sex (% females) 76 % 66 % 0.4
  1. OA osteoarthritis, BMI body mass index
  2. aValues are expressed as mean ± standard deviation, unless indicated otherwise