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Table 1 Main characteristics of 4 subgroups in DCM patients

From: Evaluation of microstructural changes in spinal cord of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy by diffusion kurtosis imaging and investigate the correlation with JOA score

ParameterMildModerateSevereSeriousP-values
Sex    0.805
 Men59138 
 Female4567 
Mean age(y)44.67±13.3247.43±13.0150.05±10.6448.73±11.660.722
Median JOA score (range)15 (13–15)10.5 (9–11)6 (5–8)3 (1–4)<.001
Mean no. Of cervical spinal cord0000___