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Table 3 Number of syndesmophytes at baseline and after 2 years for the total group and groups stratified for the presence or absence of low BMD

From: Low bone mineral density predicts the formation of new syndesmophytes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis

Group Baseline syndesmophytes 2-year syndesmophytes p value
Total patients (n = 119) 2.3 ± 4.8 2.7 ± 5.4 < 0.001
 Normal BMD (n = 100) 2.1 ± 4.7 2.4 ± 5.0 < 0.001
 Low BMD (n = 19) 3.0 ± 5.6 4.2 ± 7.4 < 0.001
  1. Values presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. BMD bone mineral density