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Table 3 The associations between body composition and fat distribution and the risk for Modic changes in the lumbar spine

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

  Univariate OR (95 % CI) P Multivariatea OR (95 % CI) P Multivariateb OR (95 % CI) P
Fat measures
     Fat mass index 1.08 (0.97, 1.19) 0.17 1.20 (1.01, 1.43) 0.03 1.19 (1.00, 1.42) 0.05
     % gynoid fat 0.81 (0.66, 1.00) 0.05 0.62 (0.44, 0.88) 0.007 0.62 (0.43, 0.89) 0.01
     % android fat 1.43 (1.00, 2.05) 0.05 2.14 (1.23, 3.73) 0.008 2.11 (1.18, 3.76) 0.01
Lean measures
     Fat free mass index 0.90 (0.67, 1.21) 0.49 0.62 (0.37, 1.03) 0.07 0.62 (0.36, 1.05) 0.08
  1. aFat free mass index - adjusted for age, gender and fat mass index; All fat measures - adjusted for age, gender and fat free mass index
  2. bAverage disc height from L1-S1 added to regression equation