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Table 1 FO and FT for chronic LBP at three levels using univariate analysis

From: Facet joint parameters which may act as risk factors for chronic low back pain

Variable Non-LBP Group
(n = 100)
LBP Group
(n =442)
P
Age (ys) 35.88±7.45 35.55±7.89 0.421
Gender (male:female) 47:53 190:252 0.465
BMI 22.63(17.11~32.69) 23.43(17.11~33.59) 0.008
Current smoking 21(21.00%) 100(22.62%) 0.725
Alcohol 5(5.00%) 31(7.01%) 0.465
Diabetes mellitus 11(11.00%) 56(12.67%) 0.647
Occupational lifting 31(31.00%) 143(32.35%) 0.794
Occupational driving 33(33.00%) 144(32.58%) 0.935
Sports activity 29(29.00%) 128(28.96%) 0.994
L3-L4    
 FO(°) 33.83(13.50~58.60) 36.83(4.60~60.30) 0.046
 FT(°) 2.85(0.00~35.80) 4.45(0.00~26.00) <.001
L4-L5    
 FO(°) 43.90(16.50~65.70) 45.40(5.50~91.35) 0.229
 FT(°) 2.70 (0.00~17.30) 4.70(0.00~47.10) <001
L5-S1    
 FO(°) 49.23(27.00~78.35) 52.50(18.20~86.60) 0.007
 FT(°) 3.40(0.10~27.30) 5.60(0.00~53.40) <.001
  1. LBP: low back pain; BMI: body mass index; FO: facet orientation; FT: facet tropism