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The relationship between hand osteoarthritis and serum leptin concentration in participants of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Mei Massengale12, William M Reichmann345, Elena Losina12345, Daniel H Solomon126 and Jeffrey N Katz12347*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

2 Harvard Medical School, Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

4 Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

5 Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA

6 Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA

7 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:R132  doi:10.1186/ar3864


See related editorial by Yusuf, http://arthritis-research.com/content/14/4/123

Published: 31 May 2012

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table presenting characteristics of the study sample by serum leptin measurement status, comparing demographic, disease, and confounders' characteristics of the sample with leptin measurement with the sample without leptin measurement in NHANES III.

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