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Table 1 Demographics for patients (n = 1,621)

From: Retrospective review of risk factors for surgical wound dehiscence and incisional hernia

  Suture technique, as stated in medical record
Suture quota
≥3,5 stated
Specified group
Suture quota
not stated
Unspecified group
Total
n= n= n=
Number of patients 592 1,029 1,621
Age at index operationa 67.8 (17.8–94.4) 71.0 (18.1–97.5) 70.1 (17.8–97.5)
Sex (M : F) 285 : 307 516 : 513 801 : 820
Emergency operation (n = 1601)c 187 (31.6) 510 (49.5) 697 (43.5)
Surgical wound infection 59 (10.0) 88 (8.6) 147 (9.1)
Smoking (n = 1,370)c 114 (20.5) 205 (25.2) 319 (23.3)
BMI > 25 (n = 1,361)c 244 (44.8) 401 (49.3) 645 (47.4)
Malignant disease 297 (50.2) 451 (43.8) 748 (46.1)
Comorbidity  
 Diabetes mellitus 79 (13.3) 153 (14.9) 232 (14.3)
 Cardiovascular diseaseb 89 (15.0) 206 (20.0) 295 (18.2)
 Renal failure 10 (1.7) 39 (3.8) 49 (3.0)
 COPD 39 (6.6) 81 (7.9) 120 (7.4)
 Steroid usage 44 (7.4) 69 (6.7) 113 (7.0)
  1. Values in parenthesis are percentages unless indicated
  2. aYears in median (range)
  3. bMyokardial infarction, heart failure, angina pectoris or intermittent claudication
  4. cAll data were not available for all patients, evaluable number of patients is stated in each row