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Table 1 Characteristics of patients undergoing thoracic spine surgery

From: Clinical efficacy of single intraoperative 500 mg methylprednisolone management therapy for thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum

ItemsMP (n = 47)Non-MP(n = 54)P-Value
Age47.47 ± 13.3651.07 ± 16.190.348
Male26 (55.3%)31 (57.4%)0.843
BMI23.04 ± 5.8524.02 ± 5.690.837
Hypertension36 (76.6%)39 (72.2%)0.655
Diabetes12 (25.5%)11 (20.1%)0.636
Smoking history24 (64.9%)26 (48.1%)0.843
Alcohol history31 (66.0%)31 (57.4%)0.418
  1. Values are reported as number (percent) or mean ± standard deviation. BMI body mass index