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Table 1 Distribution of risk factors in 74 patients with/without family history of hernia disease

From: Risk factors for early recurrence after inguinal hernia repair

Variable Family history Numbers of patients P value odds ratio
Male/female no 39/3 0.27* 2.32
  yes 28/5   
Smoking no 13 0.45 1.45
  yes 13   
Constipation no 3 0.85 0.84
  yes 2   
COPD no 6 0.78 0.82
  yes 4   
Diabetes no 5 0.70 0.74
  yes 3   
Coronary heart disease no 5 0.68 1.32
  yes 5   
Hypertension no 16 0.67 0.81
  yes 11   
Medication no 25 0.08 0.44
  yes 13   
  1. * distribution of gender in patients with/without family history