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Table 1 Subject demographics (n = 57)

From: Modic changes in the lumbar spine and their association with body composition, fat distribution and intervertebral disc height – a 3.0 T-MRI study

Age (years) 49.7 (7.9)
Gender (n, % female) 42 (73.7)
Weight (kg) 78.3 (18.4)
Height (cm) 166 (9.11)
BMI (kgm−2) 28.6 (6.7)
Chronic low back pain grade
      0 - None 13 (22.8)
      1- Low 30 (52.6)
      2 - High 14 (24.6)
Disc height (mm)
      L1/2 9.7 (1.7)
      L2/3 11.1 (2.0)
      L3/4 11.8 (2.2)
      L4/5 11.5 (2.5)
      L5/S1 10.4 (2.9)
Average disc height 10.9 (1.6)
Total disc height 54.8 (8.2)
Modic grade 2 (%)
      L1 1 (1.8)
      L2 0 (0)
      L3 3 (5.3)
      L4 11 (19.3)
      L5 12 (21.1)
      S1 5 (8.8)
Modic type 2 change in vertebrae adjacent to disc
      L1 or L2 1 (1.8)
      L2 or L3 4 (7.0)
      L3 or L4 12 (21.2)
      L4 or L5 16 (28.1)
      L5 or S1 12 (21.1)
     Any Modic change in lumbar vertebrae 18 (31.6)
DEXA measures
      Fat mass index (kg m −2 ) 10.8 (6.1)
      Fat free mass index (kg m −2 ) 18.1 (2.6)
      % Gynoid fat 20.2 (3.7)
      % Android fat 8.8 (1.9)
  1. Results presented as mean (standard deviation) unless otherwise stated