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Table 2 Prevalence of facet joint degeneration (FJD) stratified by occupation in each spine segments

From: Comparison of facet joint degeneration in firefighters and hospital office workers

Segment Firefighters Office workers p-value
n % n %
L12 105 30.5 14 17.5 0.018
L23 174 51.0 31 38.8 0.048
L34 200 58.7 44 55.0 0.585
L45 257 75.4 55 68.8 0.225
L5S1 217 63.6 42 52.5 0.066
  1. L12 lumbar spine levels 1–2, L23 lumbar spine levels 2–3, L34 lumbar spine levels 3–4, L45 lumbar spine levels 4–5, L5S1 lumbar spine level 5 and sacral spine level 1, FJD FJD was defined if Pathria facet joint degeneration grade is 1, 2 or 3 in either right or left side