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Table 4 The degeneration scores of SN-affected levels

From: Lumbar spine Schmorl's nodes; prevalence in adults with back pain, and their relation to vertebral endplate degeneration

Degeneration scoreaSNTotal
PresentNot present
054 (2.8%)650 (33.4%)704 (36.2%)
152 (2.6%)600 (30.8%)652 (33.5%)
220 (1%)295 (15.2%)315 (16.3%)
318 (0.9%)255 (13.1%)273 (14%)
Total144 (7.4%)1800 (92.6%)1944 (100%)
  1. P = 0.76 using chi-square test
  2. SN Schmorl’s node
  3. aSchneiderman grading system