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Korean J Spine Search


Anthropometric Analysis of Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation
Dong Yeob Lee, M.D., Yong Ahn, M.D. and Sang-Ho Lee, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea
요추 추간판탈출증 환자의 신체계측 분석
이동엽, 안용, 이상호
우리들병원 신경외과
To evaluate height, weight, and body mass index(BMI) of patients with lumbar disc herniation.
The authors retrospectively analyzed height, weight, and BMI of 429 patients(male: 273, female: 156) who under- went decompressive surgery for lumbar disc herniation(open discectomy or endoscopic discectomy) in May 2002. BMI of each age group was compared with previously reported BMI of 1,939 general people. Statistical analysis was performed using one sample T-test.
In men, mean height(171.57짹6.36) of the patients was significantly higher than that of general people(170.01짹5.60) (p<0.001). In women, mean weight (58.90짹9.64) of the patients was higher than that of general people(57.20짹7.76) (p =0.029). For sex- and age-matched group analysis, men aged 20節ž29 years showed significantly higher BMI(24.12짹4.36) than general people(22.56짹3.01) (p=0.015). There was no significant difference of BMI in other age groups.
In men aged 20節ž29 years, increased BMI seem to have an association with lumbar disc herniation requiring surgical treatment.
Keywords: Lumbar, Disc herniation, Body mass index

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