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Table 1 Descriptive data and disease characteristics of patients

From: A comparison of the bilateral decompression via unilateral approach versus conventional approach transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease in the elderly

Variable BDUA Control P-Value Significance
Sex    0.3004* ns
 Male 16 20   
 Female 15 10   
Age 72.26 ± 3.43 71.33 ± 3.41 0.2956 ns
 65–70 6 10   
 70–75 14 14   
 over 75 11 6   
BMI 24.85 ± 2.93 24.87 ± 2.10 0.9875 ns
 High blood pressure 11 6 0.2546* ns
 diabetes 4 5 0.7315* ns
Segment of herniated disc    0.8068* ns
 L3/4 1 2   
 L4/5 24 23   
 L5/S1 6 5   
  1. Note: Data shown as number or mean ± standard deviation. P < 0.05, significant difference
  2. 2 test. Otherwise, independent samples t test
  3. BMI, Body Mass Index