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Table 2 Maximum grade (MAX) of individual radiographic features and BMD at different measured sites in 277 postmenopausal women

From: Relationship between spine osteoarthritis, bone mineral density and bone turn over markers in post menopausal women

    Lumbar spine BMD Trochanter BMD Femoral neck BMD Femoral total BMD
  n (%) Mean (SD) Multivariate analysis β (95% CI) Mean (SD) Multivariate analysis β (95% CI) Mean (SD) Multivariate analysis β (95% CI) Mean (SD) Multivariate analysis β (95% CI)
Osteophytes           
Grade 0 34 (12.5) 0.983 (0.187) 1 0.710 (0.125) 1 0.884 (0.125) 1 0.925 (0.149) 1
Grade 1 219 (78.8) 0.963 (0.153) -0.01 (-0.05 to 0.05) 0.693 (0.121) -0.01 (-0.04 to 0.03) 0.845 (0.134) -0.02 (-0.07 to 0.02) 0.889 (0.132) -0.01 (-0.01 to 0.02)
Grade 2 11 (4.0) 0.937 (0.217) 0.02 (-0.07 to 0.13) 0.643 (0.103) -0.01 (-0.08 to 0.06) 0.822 (0.884) -0.01 (-0.08 to 0.08) 0.849 (0.110) 0.01 (-0.07 to 0.08)
Grade 3 13 (4.7) 0.989 (0.140) -0.01 (-0.08 to 0.06) 0.693 (0.120) -0.01 (-0.08 to 0.06) 0.831 (0.992) -0.03 (-0.11 to 0.04) 0.891 (0.128) -0.01 (-0.08 to 0.06)
DSN           
Grade 0 146 (52.8) 0.953 (0.156) 1 0.686 (0.121) 1 0.845 (0.144) 1 0.896 (0.137) 1
Grade 1 105 (37.8) 0.974 (0.255) 0.02 (-0.01 to 0.06) 0.674 (0.114) 0.01 (-0.01 to 0.04) 0.849 (0.110) 0.01 (-0.02 to 0.04) 0.885 (0.130) -0.01 (-0.03 to 0.02)
Grade 2 20 (7.2) 0.966 (0.232) 0.07 (-0.01 to 0.14)* 0.689 (0.152) 0.05 (-0.01 to 0.10)* 0.870 (0.137) 0.08 (0.02 to 0.14)* 0.893 (0.146) 0.06 (0.01 to 0.12)*
Grade 3 6 (2.2) 1.118 (0.861) 0.19 (0.07 to 0.30)* 0.683 (0.120) 0.01 (-0.06 to 0.10) 0.843 (0.931) 0.02 (-0.07 to 0.12) 0.909 (0.107) 0.05 (-0.04 to 0.14)
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. Adjustment for age and BMI in the multivariate analysis
  3. BMD: bone mineral density