Table 4

Association of baseline levels of individual metalloproteinases (MMPs) with respiratory disease-related mortality

MMP (ng/ml)

Hazard ratio (95% CI)

P


MMP-1

1.007 (0.99, 1.001)

0.1

MMP-2

1.000 (0.99, 1.000)

1.0

MMP-3

0.997 (0.994, 0.999)

0.3

MMP-8

1.013 (1.005, 1.02)

< 0.0001

MMP-9

1.002 (1.00, 1.004)

0.002


Separate Cox proportional hazard regression analyses were carried out for each MMP with adjustment for age, sex and disease duration at baseline.

Mattey et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R204   doi:10.1186/ar4042

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