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Table 2 Patient sample data

From: Histological analysis of surgical lumbar intervertebral disc tissue provides evidence for an association between disc degeneration and increased body mass index

Number 854
Male 529
Female 325
age range/mean [years] 15-96/56
Spine site lumbar 854
Spine level L1/L2 11
Spine level L2/L3 41
Spine level L3/L4 98
Spine level L4/L5 274
Spine level L5/S1 263
no information about the spine level 167
Samples with NP-HDS available 766
Samples with AF-HDS available 714
Samples with NP and AF-HDS available 626
Samples with additional BMI 249