Table 4

Adjusted mean leptin by sex and hand osteoarthritis status

Male

Female


Hand OA status

Meana

95% CI

Meana

95% CI


Symptomatic hand OA

8.88

7.09, 10.67

21.89

18.70, 25.08

Asymptomatic hand OA

8.21

6.62, 9.80

20.13

18.32, 21.94

No hand OA

9.40

8.59, 10.21

23.09

21.84, 24.34


CI, confidence interval; OA, osteoarthritis. aMeans are adjusted for age and obesity status, and are weighted using Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey sampling weights.

Massengale et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R132   doi:10.1186/ar3864

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