Table 2

Hand radiological osteoarthritis data for the Leiden Longevity Study

ControlsHealthy agersp Value*
Total group, n†3.10 (3.50)2.42 (2.97)0.022
Men, n†2.67 (2.99)2.12 (2.58)0.250
Women, n†3.45 (3.84)2.77 (3.34)0.041
  • Values are mean (SD).

  • *p Value when comparing difference between controls and healthy agers, adjusted for age, body mass index (and sex, age×sex for the total groups).

  • †No of hand radiological osteoarthritis-affected joints, range 0–20.