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Table 1 Demographic data in patients with or without recurrent hernia

From: Long-term recurrence and complication rates after incisional hernia repair with the open onlay technique

Variable No hernia (n = 48) Hernia (n = 8)
Age (years) 62 (29–92) 76 (50–86)
Gender (M/F) 23/25 3/5
BMI (kg/m2) 26 (18–44) 26 (21–31)
Length of incision (cm) 12 (3–27) 8.5 (3–20)
Chronic lung disease 10 1
Constipation 15 4
Diabetes 3 0
Smoking 18 3
Alcohol abuse 3 2
Systemic corticosteroid treatment 1 1
  1. None of the demographic data or risk factors were statistically significant between groups.