Obesity and osteoarthritis of the knee: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I).

@article{Davis1990ObesityAO,
  title={Obesity and osteoarthritis of the knee: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I).},
  author={Maradee A Davis and Walter H. Ettinger and John M Neuhaus},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 3 Suppl 1},
  pages={34-41}
}
The importance of systemic/metabolic factors in the association of obesity with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) was examined for 3,905 adults aged 45 to 74 from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1971 to 1975 (NHANES I). Obesity was associated with both bilateral and unilateral OA, but more strongly with bilateral OA. Obesity was also associated with both symptomatic and nonsymptomatic knee OA. Controlling for age, sex, serum cholesterol, serum uric acid… CONTINUE READING
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