Table 4

Independent association of serum FSTL1 levels with baseline characteristics in 120 female OA patientsa.

Characteristics

B

P value


Age, years

-0.215

0.051

Body weight, kg

-0.148

0.207

Height, cm

-0.165

0.471

Disease duration, years

0.023

0.972

Bilateral joints involved

-2.633

0.254

Hypertension

-2.386

0.263

Diabetes

2.294

0.447

Hs-CRP, mg/l

1.151

0.142

RF, IU/ml

0.192

0.801

KL grade

4.458

<0.0001


aMultivariate linear regression analysis was used to assess variables associated with serum FSTL1 concentrations. B, unstandardized B coefficient; Hs-CRP, high sensitivity C-reactive protein; IU, international units; KL, Kellgren and Lawrence; OA, osteoarthritis; RF, rheumatoid factor.

Wang et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R193   doi:10.1186/ar3522

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