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Table 7 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with facet degeneration according to levels

From: Relationship between facet tropism and facet joint degeneration in the sub-axial cervical spine

   P OR 95%CI
C2-C3
 Gender Male 0.043 2.961 1.037 8.453
  Female Reference    
 Age <50 0.001 3.410 1.605 7.246
  ≥50 Reference    
 Tropism-T Symmetric 0.003 10.998 2.224 54.378
  Moderate 0.003 11.256 2.273 55.739
  Severe Reference    
 Tropism-S Symmetric 0.022 9.121 1.371 60.661
  Moderate 0.022 9.885 1.399 69.854
  Severe Reference    
C3-C4
 Age <50 0.000 5.522 2.273 13.410
  ≥50 Reference    
 Tropism-S Symmetric 0.001 10.765 2.697 42.960
  Moderate 0.021 6.774 1.331 34.470
  Severe Reference    
C4-C5
 Age <50 0.002 3.944 1.648 9.442
  ≥50 Reference    
 Tropism-S Symmetric 0.006 8.352 1.838 37.950
  Moderate 0.358 2.036 0.447 9.284
  Severe Reference    
C5-C6
 Age <50 0.000 5.458 2.317 12.857
  ≥50 Reference    
 Tropism-S Symmetric 0.005 22.343 2.546 196.109
  Moderate 0.010 21.616 2.118 220.648
  Severe Reference    
C6-C7
 Tropism-S Symmetric 0.001 44.059 4.569 424.904
  Moderate 0.001 269.824 8.699 8368.862
  Severe Reference    
  1. Only those factors with a p value smaller than 0.05 is listed here