Table 2

Associations between baseline characteristics and total* and high-molecular weight adiponectin concentrations* and high molecular weight-total adiponectin ratios in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Total HMW HMW-total
Adiponectin Adiponectin Adiponectin
Characteristic Partial R P Partial R P Partial R P
Age 0.082 0.2 0.154 0.02 0.115 0.09
Female 0.163 0.01 0.160 0.02 0.080 0.2
Black ethnicity -0.088 0.2 -0.036 0.6 -0.137 0.04
Smoking -0.090 0.7 -0.009 0.9 -0.055 0.4
Body mass index* -0.167 0.01 -0.136 0.05 0.037 0.6
Waist circumference -0.217 0.001 -0.219 0.001 -0.052 0.4
Waist-hip ratio* -0.074 0.3 -0.115 0.1 -0.092 0.1
RA duration 0.019 0.7 -0.010 0.9 -0.032 0.6
RF positive -0.024 0.7 -0.023 0.7 -0.017 0.8
DAS28 -0.077 0.3 0.043 0.5 0.081 0.3
C-reactive protein* -0.083 0.2 0.018 0.8 0.068 0.3
GFR -0.119 0.09 0.024 0.7 0.087 0.2

Associations were determined in demographic characteristic adjusted mixed linear regression models. Significant disparities are shown in bold. *Log transformed; DAS28, Disease activity score in 28 joints; GFR, Glomerular filtration rate; RA, Rheumatoid arthritis; RF, Rheumatoid factor.

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Dessein et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R128   doi:10.1186/ar4308

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