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Table 1 Distribution of the studied cases according to different parameters (n = 84)

From: A new equation for correlation of clinical and radiological factors affecting multifidus muscle degeneration in magnetic resonance imaging

  No. (%)
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD. 45.05 ± 12.53
 Median (Min. – Max.) 43 (23–70)
BMI (kg/m2)
 < 18.5 (Underweight) 4 (4.8%)
 18.5–24.9 (Normal) 22 (26.2%)
 25–29.9 (Overweight) 32 (38.1%)
 30–34.9 (Obese) 20 (23.8%)
 > 35 (Extremely obese) 6 (7.1%)
 Mean ± SD 26.77 ± 4.70
 Median (Min.−Max.) 27 (16–38)
Duration of compilation (years)
 Mean ± SD. 4.39 ± 1.96
 Median (Min.−Max.) 4 (1–10)
Right sciatica
 No 36 (42.9%)
 Yes 48 (57.1%)
Left sciatica
 No 46 (54.8%)
 Yes 38 (45.2%)
Sciatica
 No 26 (31%)
 Unilateral 30 (35.7%)
 Bilateral 28 (33.3%)
VAS
 Mean ± SD. 4.25 ± 1.26
 Median (Min. – Max.) 4.0 (2.0–8.0)