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Table 1 Patient’s baseline demographics and summary of preoperative data

From: The role of the laparoscopic approach in the surgical management of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction

  Total
N = 262
Laparoscopy
n = 78
Open
n = 184
p
Age 66.06 ± 18.7 59.36 ± 18.7 68.9 ± 18 < 0.001
Female gender 137 (52.3) 41 (52.6) 96 (52.2) 0.954
Previous abdominal operation 225 (85.9) 62 (79.5) 163 (88.6) 0.053
N°. of previous abdominal operations 1.87 ± 1.6 1.4 ± 1.2 2.07 ± 1.7 0.001
Previous wall mesh placement 69 (26.5) 15 (19.5) 54 (29.5) 0.095
ASA     < 0.001
 I 22 (8.7) 13 (17.1) 9 (5.1)  
 II 97 (38.2) 41 (53.9) 56 (31.5)  
 III 112 (44.1) 20 (26.3) 92 (51.7)  
 IV 23 (9.1) 2 (2.6) 21 (11.8)  
  1. Values are n (%) unless otherwise specified as mean (± SD)