Table 8

Odds ratios for reporting intermittent pain in relation to the presence of osteoarthritis by the three different methods.

Percentage reporting pain having OA in the joint

Percentage reporting pain without having OA in the joint

Odds ratios and 95% CI

P value


Right DIP2

Photo

29.3

11.6

3.2 (1.6-6.4)

0.001

Xray

21.5

4.4

5.9 (1.4-25.4)

0.008

Clinical examination

24.0

10.2

2.8 (1.2-6.2)

0.01


Right PIP3

Photo

34.4

13.7

3.3 (1.4-7.6)

0.004

Xray

27.9

11.7

2.9 (1.4-6.0)

0.003

Clinical examination

35.7

14.1

3.4 (1.4-8.1)

0.004


Right CMC1

Photo

41.7

16.7

3.6 (1.8-7.2)

< 0.0001

Xray

51.6

10.6

9.0 (4.4-18.2)

< 0.0001

Clinical examination

53.4

10.5

9.8 (4.8-20.1)

< 0.0001


Calculations for the most commonly affected joints in each joint group are shown. (right DIP2, right PIP3 and right CMC1)

Jonsson et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-20

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