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Table 9 Spinal function in male subjects with different BMI levels

From: Reliability and validity of the novel self-reported spine functional scale (SSFS) in healthy participants

Item Underweight group (n = 23) Normal group (n = 481) Overweight or obese group (n = 177)
Standing postural assessment 2.52 ± 0.59 2.53 ± 0.55 2.48 ± 0.62
Supine postural assessment 2.57 ± 0.66 2.52 ± 0.60 2.40 ± 0.72*
Neck flexor muscle strength 2.30 ± 0.82 2.59 ± 0.59# 2.56 ± 0.62
Abdominal core muscle strength 2.04 ± 0.88 2.27 ± 0.79 2.08 ± 0.83*
Prone press-up 2.17 ± 0.83 2.32 ± 0.63 2.17 ± 0.76*
Supine knee-to-chest 2.48 ± 0.51 2.55 ± 0.62 2.40 ± 0.68*
Wall roll-down 2.13 ± 0.81 2.37 ± 0.64 2.25 ± 0.72*
Wall angel 2.61 ± 0.58 2.44 ± 0.67 2.40 ± 0.70
Total 18.83 ± 3.33 19.59 ± 2.83 18.74 ± 3.05*
  1. #Significantly different compared to the overweight or obese group, P < 0.05. *Significantly different from the normal group, P < 0.05