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Table 5 Stepwise multiple regression analysis of 1-year FAOS total scores and VAS scores in patients with lateral malleolar fracture (n = 72)

From: Treating AO/OTA 44B lateral malleolar fracture in patients over 50 years of age: periarticular locking plate versus non-locking plate

 FAOS total score coefficientsVAS coefficients
 Coefficients (SE)t ratioaR2pCoefficients (SE)t ratioaR2p
Renal disease (yes vs. no)− 27.24 (12.46)− 2.840.530.018*-
OA grade (0–4)− 18.56 (6.06)− 3.220.530.002**0.52 (0.20)2.300.400.011*
Distal screw loosening (n)− 15.73 (3.22)− 4.730.53< 0.001***0.47 (0.11)3.330.40< 0.001***
Talus tilt angle (≥ 2° vs. < 2°)− 15.79 (7.45)− 2.120.530.038*0.53 (0.26)2.170.400.043*
  1. aR2 adjusted R coefficient, SE standard error
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001