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Table 3 Sensitivity, specificity, AUC, and cutoff of predictive factors for ULDH

From: Wedge-shaped vertebrae is a risk factor for symptomatic upper lumbar disc herniation

Variable Sensitivity Specificity AUC Cutoff P value
WAV 0.815 0.785 0.868 5.35 < 0.001*
TL 0.862 0.738 0.880 8.35 < 0.001*
  1. AUC area under the curve, ULDH upper lumbar disc herniation, WAV wedging angle of the vertebrae, TL thoracolumbar kyphotic angle
  2. *P < 0.05