Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

Characteristics (n = 176)

Mean (SD or %)


Age (years)

52.3 (6.6)

Height (cm)

164 (6.5)

Weight (kg)

72.7(14.1)

Body mass index (kg/m2)

27.1 (5.5)

Current smoker

21(11.9%

Currently consumes some alcohol

138 (78.9%)

Total tibial cartilage volume (cm3)

3.27 (0.55)

Total patella cartilage volume (cm3)

2.54 (0.55)

Median high sensitivity C-reactive protein (mg/l)

1.81 mg/l (range 0 to 43.9)


Hanna et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R27   doi:10.1186/ar2380

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