Table 3

Associations of surrogates for systemic processes with different types of OA (individuals without OA served as reference)

OR (95% CI)
Knee OAKnee and hand OAHand OA
SDAdjusted*Adjusted incl. weight†Adjusted*Adjusted incl. weight†Adjusted*Adjusted incl. weight†
Fat mass (kg)9.971.43 (1.30 to 1.57)0.88 (0.61 to 1.26)1.42 (1.25 to 1.61)1.03 (0.51 to 2.11)1.21 (1.09 to 1.35)1.17 (0.74 to 1.86)
Metabolic syndrome1.56 (1.24 to 1.97)1.08 (0.85 to 1.39)1.48 (1.07 to 2.05)1.03 (0.72 to 1.46)1.62 (1.23 to 2.13)1.46 (1.06 to 2.02)
  • Results are based on weighted analyses of the study population.

  • The OR of fat mass expresses the risk of OA per SD.

  • *Adjusted for age, sex, smoking, education, ethnicity, height.

  • †Adjusted for age, sex, smoking, education, ethnicity, height, weight.

  • OA, osteoarthritis.