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Table 4 Correlation coefficient analysis of SMM and CSAs of PS and MF. PS; Psoas, MF; Multifidus, CSA; Cross-Sectional Area. ***p< 0.001 indicates significant differences between groups

From: The correlation analysis between sagittal alignment and cross-sectional area of paraspinal muscle in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis

  SMM PS
AveCSA (L3-L4)
PS
AveCSA (L4-L5)
PS
AveCSA (L5-S1)
MF
AveCSA (L3-L4)
MF
AveCSA (L4-L5)
MF
AveCSA (L5-S1)
SMM 1.000 0.723*** 0.739*** 0.654*** 0.546*** 0.582*** 0.563***
PS AveCSA (L3-L4) 0.723*** 1.000 0.877*** 0.646*** 0.500*** 0.585*** 0.496***
PS AveCSA (L4-L5) 0.739*** 0.877*** 1.000 0.797*** 0.509*** 0.566*** 0.506***
PS AveCSA (L5-S1) 0.654*** 0.646*** 0.797*** 1.000 0.343*** 0.393*** 0.420***
MF AveCSA (L3-L4) 0.546*** 0.500*** 0.509*** 0.343*** 1.000 0.690*** 0.538***
MF AveCSA (L4-L5) 0.582*** 0.585*** 0.566*** 0.393*** 0.690*** 1.000 0.682***
MF AveCSA (L5-S1) 0.563*** 0.496*** 0.506*** 0.420*** 0.538*** 0.682*** 1.000