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Table 8 Distribution of different types of Modic changes with endplate concave angle

From: Distribution of Modic changes in patients with low back pain and its related factors

Groups Modic changes Total χ 2 P
Type I Type II
L4 lower < 165° 19 47 66 1.430 0.232
≥ 165° 16 63 79   
L5 upper < 169° 20 52 72 1.035 0.309
≥ 169° 15 58 73   
L5 lower < 166° 21 52 73 5.179 0.023*
≥ 166° 14 58 72   
  1. *statistically significant difference (p < 0.05)