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Table 2 Regression estimates for yearly decline with synthetic Brinjikji data

From: Rate of lumbar paravertebral muscle fat infiltration versus spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations: an age-aggregated cross-sectional simulation study

Endpoint n b(age) se(b) 95 % CI
Disk degeneration 1603 1.429 0.106 1.221–1.637
Disk signal loss 613 1.939 0.238 1.472–2.405
Disk height loss 572 1.065 0.224 0.626–1.505
Disk bulge 430 0.985 0.224 0.545–1.425
Disk protrusion 1408 0.247 0.140 −0.027–0.522
Annular fissure 996 0.146 0.157 −0.162–0.455
Facet degeneration 849 1.050 0.218 0.624–1.477
Spondylolisthesis 284 0.288 0.131 0.032–0.544
  1. b(age) regression estimate of yearly decline per age year, se(b) standard error of b(age), n sample size, CI 95 % confidence interval