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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients

From: Outcomes and cost analysis of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis: 4-years experience in a district hospital

  LA group ( n. 139) OA group (n. 91) p value
Mean age (years) 28.9 (12 – 73) 31.3 (12 – 48) 0.484
Gender    0.796
Female 62 (44.6%) 43 (47.3%)
Male 77 (55.4%) 48 (52.7%)
Previous abdominal operations 11 (7.9) 5 (5.5%) 0.659
WBC count (n x 103/mL) 12.3 (4.8 – 29.8) 13.2 (4.9 – 22.6) 0.812
Duration of symptoms (days) 2.06 (1 – 21) 1.81 (1 – 11) 0.331
ASA risk score    
2 48 (34.5%) 28 (30.7%) 0.653
3 6 (4.3%) 5 (5.4%) 0.925
Complicated appendicitis 39 (28%) 24 (26.3%) 0.897
Abscess 15 8
Gangrenous 17 12
Perforated 7 4
  1. LA: laparoscopic appendectomy; OA: open appendectomy; WBC: white blood cell; ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologist.