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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression a

From: Associated tears of the lateral meniscus in anterior cruciate ligament injuries: risk factors for different tear patterns

Variable Group
‘Minor tear’ ‘Major tear’
OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Gender       
 Female Referent    Referent   
 Male 1.37 0.51–3.67 0.530 7.38 1.97–27.61 0.003b
Age (years) 0.94 0.89–1.00 0.057 0.96 0.87–1.06 0.405
Age groups (years)       
 <30 1.812 0.92–3.58 0.098 5.85 1.71–19.94 0.005b
 >30 Referent    Referent   
Height (cm) 1.00 0.96–1.03 0.701 1.18 0.85–1.66 0.327
Weight (kg) 1.08 0.86–1.35 0.534 0.98 0.91–1.05 0.483
BMI (kg/m2) 0.95 0.83–1.08 0.438 1.02 0.91–1.15 0.735
BMI groups (kg/m2)       
 <24.9 Referent    Referent   
 25–29.9 0.32 0.07–1.42 0.134 1.49 0.03–4.38 0.837
 >30 0.46 0.09–2.25 0.336 1.41 0.07–2.83 0.824
Type of injury       
 High-impact sports 1.49 0.63–3.48 0.362 0.61 0.16–2.31 0.466
 Low-impact sports 1.12 0.30–4.18 0.865 0.57 0.08–4.00 0.572
 Not sports related Referent    Referent   
Mechanism of injury       
 Non-contact Referent    Referent   
 Contact 4.28 1.74–10.56 0.002b 18.49 5.96–57.37 <0.001b
  1. aThe reference group was ‘no tear.’
  2. bStatistically significant.