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Table 2 Mean values of vertebral body heights and lengths (cm) (T4–T9) in European American males in the studied sample

From: Sacral orientation and Scheuermann’s kyphosis

Variable Vert European American normal spines (n = 53) European American Scheuermann’s disease (n = 59) p value
Anterior vertebral body height T4 1.88 ± 0.12 1.87 ± 0.15 0.604
T5 1.96 ± 0.11 1.88 ± 0.17 0.011
T6 1.98 ± 0.10 1.88 ± 0.15 <0.001
T7 2.01 ± 0.13 1.84 ± 0.16 <0.001
T8 2.05 ± 0.10 1.86 ± 0.18 <0.001
T9 2.13 ± 0.12 1.95 ± 0.17 <0.001
Posterior vertebral body height T4 1.97 ± 0.17 1.99 ± 0.12 0.569
T5 2.01 ± 0.27 2.12 ± 0.14 0.004
T6 2.08 ± 0.12 2.18 ± 0.13 <0.001
T7 2.13 ± 0.17 2.21 ± 0.13 <0.001
T8 2.15 ± 0.10 2.24 ± 0.13 <0.001
T9 2.21 ± 0.10 2.28 ± 0.13 <0.001
Superior vertebral body length T4 2.23 ± 0.15 2.29 ± 0.17 0.056
T5 2.42 ± 0.15 2.53 ± 0.19 0.002
T6 2.61 ± 0.16 2.72 ± 0.20 <0.001
T7 2.78 ± 0.18 2.94 ± 0.22 <0.001
T8 2.94 ± 0.19 3.15 ± 0.23 <0.001
T9 3.05 ± 0.20 3.24 ± 0.27 <0.001
Inferior vertebral body length T4 2.36 ± 0.16 2.45 ± 0.16 0.003
T5 2.54 ± 0.18 2.64 ± 0.19 0.010
T6 2.71 ± 0.16 2.86 ± 0.22 <0.001
T7 2.90 ± 0.18 3.08 ± 0.21 <0.001
T8 3.02 ± 0.19 3.23 ± 0.28 <0.001
T9 3.09 ± 0.20 3.27 ± 0.26 <0.001
  1. Comment: significant difference (unpaired t test) after Bonferroni correction (0.005)
  2. Index: vert, vertebral level
  3. Significant differences are represented in italics