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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients classified into three groups according to total cholesterol level

From: Down-regulation of microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 in the infrapatellar fat pad of osteoarthritis patients with hypercholesterolemia

  Desirable
(n = 60)
Borderline high (n = 61) High
(n = 24)
P
Age (years) 73.5 ± 7.3 72.9 ± 8.6 73.6 ± 6.8 0.912
Male/Female, n 16/44 11/50 4/20 0.453
KL (2/3/4) 1/24/35 1/24/36 1/8/15 0.861
BMI (kg/m2) 26.6 ± 4.2 26.2 ± 4.4 25.1 ± 3.5 0.360
TCHO (mg/dl) 173 ± 22 218 ± 12 267 ± 32 < 0.001
TG (mg/dl) 124 ± 83 127 ± 49 145 ± 81 0.436
HbA1c (%) 6.0 ± 0.5 6.0 ± 0.5 5.8 ± 0.3 0.287
  1. All values indicate mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise indicated
  2. KL Kellgren and Lawrence grade, BMI body mass index, TCHO total cholesterol, TG triglyceride, HbA1c hemoglobin A1c