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Association between general joint hypermobility and knee, hip, and lumbar spine osteoarthritis by race: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 2018
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Title
Association between general joint hypermobility and knee, hip, and lumbar spine osteoarthritis by race: a cross-sectional study
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13075-018-1570-7
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Authors

Portia P. E. Flowers, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Todd A. Schwartz, Amanda E. Nelson, Virginia B. Kraus, Howard J. Hillstrom, Adam P. Goode, Marian T. Hannan, Jordan B. Renner, Joanne M. Jordan, Yvonne M. Golightly

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) prevalence differs by race. General joint hypermobility (GJH) may be associated with OA, but differences by race are not known. This community-based study examined the frequency of GJH and its relationship with knee, hip, and lumbar spine OA by race (African American vs. Caucasian). Data were from the Johnston County OA project, collected 2003-2010. GJH was defined as Beighton score ≥4. OA symptoms were defined as the presence of pain, aching, or stiffness on most days separately at the knee, hip, and lower back. Radiographic OA (rOA) of the knee or hip was defined as Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2-4. Lumbar spine rOA was disc space narrowing grade ≥1 and osteophyte grade ≥2 in ≥ 1 at the same lumbar level. Lumbar spine facet rOA was present in ≥ 1 lumbar levels. Separate logistic regression models stratified by race were used to examine the association between hypermobility and rOA or OA symptoms at each joint site, adjusting for age, sex, previous joint injury, and body mass index (BMI). Of 1987 participants, 1/3 were African-American and 2/3 were women (mean age 65 years, mean BMI 31 kg/m2). Nearly 8% of Caucasians were hypermobile vs. 5% of African-Americans (p = 0.03). Hypermobility was associated with lower back symptoms in Caucasians (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.54, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.00, 2.39), but not in African-Americans (aOR 0.77, 95% CI 0.34, 1.72). Associations between hypermobility and other knee, hip, or lumbar spine/facet OA variables were not statistically significant. General joint hypermobility was more common in Caucasians than African-Americans. Although there were no associations between hypermobility and rOA, the association between hypermobility and lower back symptoms may differ by race.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 7%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 17 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 26%
Sports and Recreations 4 7%
Arts and Humanities 3 6%
Engineering 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 22 41%

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#4,127,441
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#971
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#88,538
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#1
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