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Table 3 Associations between subject age, gender and body composition and the risk of a large infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP)

From: A large infrapatellar fat pad protects against knee pain and lateral tibial cartilage volume loss

  Univariate odds ratio (95 % CI) P Multivariate odds ratio (95 % CI) P
Maximal cross-sectional area, cm2
Agea, years 1.01 (0.97, 1.05) 0.70 0.97 (0.92, 1.02) 0.25
Malea gender 11.1 (6.2, 20.0) <0.001 12.0 (6.5, 22.0) <0.001
BMIa, kg m−2 1.02 (0.97, 1.08) 0.44 0.99 (0.93, 1.06) 0.84
Fat massb, kg 1.00 (0.97, 1.03) 0.81 0.97 (0.93, 1.02) 0.22
Fat-free massc, kg 1.16 (1.12, 1.21) <0.001 1.15 (1.04, 1.28) 0.007
  1. Median IPFP maximal cross-sectional area value used to determine large and small IPFP size. aMultivariate adjusted for gender, age and body mass index (BMI). bMultivariate adjusted for gender, age and fat free mass (kg). cMultivariate adjusted for gender, age and fat mass (kg)