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Table 8 Partial correlations of inflammatory markers with bone health indicators adjusting for age and height

From: Inflammatory markers and bone health in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional overview

  Spine BMC Spine BMD Spine T-score Hip BMC Hip BMD Hip T-score P1NP (ug/L) CTX-1 (ug/L) PTH (pmol/L) 25(OH)D3 (nmol/L)
IL-1β (pg/ml) −0.224* − 0.221* − 0.229* − 0.209 − 0.264* − 0.238* 0.000 − 0.079 − 0.054 0.106
IFN-α2 (pg/ml) −0.015 − 0.031 − 0.044 − 0.072 − 0.109 − 0.121 − 0.198 − 0.238* 0.057 0.058
IFN-γ (pg/ml) − 0.111 − 0.117 − 0.129 − 0.203 − 0.260* −0.258* − 0.158 − 0.245* − 0.020 0.220*
TNF-α (pg/ml) 0.182 0.157 0.154 0.073 0.050 0.039 −0.047 − 0.050 0.073 − 0.155
MCP-1 (pg/ml) 0.004 0.022 0.005 −0.015 − 0.072 − 0.070 − 0.125 − 0.200 0.029 0.267*
IL-6 (pg/ml) −0.120 0.000 −0.022 − 0.075 − 0.123 − 0.133 − 0.222* − 0.156 − 0.067 0.165
IL-8 (pg/ml) −0.089 − 0.118 − 0.128 −0.194 − 0.258* − 0.253* − 0.024 − 0.121 − 0.131 0.223*
IL-10 (pg/ml) − 0.173 − 0.166 − 0.174 − 0.229* − 0.232* − 0.244* − 0.067 − 0.169 − 0.141 0.225*
IL-12p70 (pg/ml) −0.257* − 0.226* − 0.234* − 0.338** − 0.331** − 0.344** − 0.152 − 0.236* − 0.173 0.222*
IL-17A (pg/ml) −0.197 − 0.188 − 0.198 − 0.248* − 0.220 −0.186 − 0.082 −0.156 − 0.205 0.278*
IL-18 (pg/ml) 0.087 0.040 0.046 −0.019 −0.116 − 0.125 − 0.205 − 0.216 −0.018 0.117
IL-23 (pg/ml) −0.193 −0.178 − 0.190 −0.248* − 0.217 −0.172 − 0.117 − 0.125 − 0.087 0.257*
IL-33 (pg/ml) −0.094 − 0.096 − 0.101 −0.187 − 0.213 −0.223* − 0.039 −0.112 − 0.092 0.253*
CRP (μg/ml) 0.142 0.171 0.177 0.061 0.137 0.157 −0.233* −0.216 0.127 −0.105
Ferritin (μg/L) 0.182 0.182 0.223* 0.261* 0.197 0.218 0.066 0.041 −0.145 −0.027
  1. * p < .05, **p < .01. IL Interleukin, IFN Interferon, TNF Tumour necrosis factor, MCP Monocyte chemoattractant protein, CRP C-reactive protein, BMC Bone mineral content, BMD Bone mineral density. Significant values are in bold text