Sex dimorphism in the association of cardiometabolic characteristics and osteophytes-defined radiographic knee osteoarthritis among obese and non-obese adults: NHANES III.

@article{KarvonenGutierrez2012SexDI,
  title={Sex dimorphism in the association of cardiometabolic characteristics and osteophytes-defined radiographic knee osteoarthritis among obese and non-obese adults: NHANES III.},
  author={Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez and Mf R Sowers and Steven G. Heeringa},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={614-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of knee osteoarthritis (OA) with cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors by obesity status and gender. METHODS Data from 1,066 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III participants (≥60 years of age) was used to examine relationships of osteophytes-defined radiographic knee OA and cardiovascular and metabolic measures. Analyses were considered among obese [body mass index (BMI)≥30 kg/m(2)] and non-obese (BMI<30 kg/m(2)) men and women… CONTINUE READING
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