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Table 5 Inter-observer reliability of antero-lateral spondylosis (К) between different observers (W, K, B, and U) and for different spinal segments (L1/2 to L5/S1)

From: Evaluation criteria for the assessment of occupational diseases of the lumbar spine - how reliable are they? -

Segment Observers
W/K W/B W/U K/B K/U B/U Mean
L1/L2 0,319 0,375 0,311 0,288 0,413 0,382 0,348
L2/L3 0,413 0,348 0,309 0,297 0,274 0,324 0,328
L3/L4 0,340 0,416 0,300 0,458 0,404 0,333 0,375
L4/L5 0,342 0,435 0,351 0,329 0,342 0,334 0,356
L5/S1 0,422 0,399 0,359 0,268 0,318 0,349 0,353
Mean 0,367 0,395 0,326 0,328 0,350 0,344 0,352