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Table 1 Patient Characteristics According to Level of Experience and Frequency of Practice

From: The impact of surgical experience and frequency of practice on perioperative outcomes in pancreatic surgery

  Beginner Intermediate Experienced All Patients (n = 1281)
Sporadic (n = 125) Frequent (n = 96) Sporadic (n = 256) Frequent (n = 163) Sporadic (n = 241) Frequent (n = 400)
Age Groups, n (%)
 < 50 31 (24.8%) 25 (26.0%) 68 (26.6%) 47 (28.9%) 57 (23.6%) 67 (16.7%) 295 (23.0%)
 50–70 67 (53.6%) 48 (50.0%) 122 (47.6%) 77 (47.2%) 140 (58.1%) 205 (51.3%) 659 (51.4%)
 ≥ 70 27 (21.6%) 23 (24.0%) 66 (25.8%) 39 (23.9%) 44 (18.3%) 128 (32.0%) 327 (25.6%)
Gender, n (%)
 Female 61 (48.8%) 39 (40.6%) 106 (41.4%) 69 (42.3%) 103 (42.7%) 156 (39.0%) 534 (41.7%)
 Male 64 (51.2%) 57 (59.4%) 150 (58.6%) 94 (57.7%) 138 (57.3%) 244 (61.0%) 747 (58.3%)
Surgical Difficulty, n (%)
 Stage 1 21 (16.8%) 20 (20.8%) 18 (7.0%) 18 (11.0%) 31 (12.9%) 40 (10.0%) 148 (11.8%)
 Stage 2 8 (6.4%) 5 (5.2%) 21 (8.2%) 11 (6.7%) 18 (7.5%) 27 (6.8%) 90 (7.0%)
 Stage 3 78 (62.4%) 52 (54.2%) 189 (73.8%) 119 (73.0%) 151 (62.7%) 262 (65.5%) 851 (66.4%)
 Stage 4 18 (14.4%) 19 (19.8%) 28 (10.9%) 15 (9.2%) 41 (17.0%) 71 (17.8%) 192 (15.0%)
Year of Surgery, n (%)
 1993–2000 53 (42.4%) 24 (25.0%) 63 (24.6%) 39 (23.9%) 66 (27.4%) 69 (17.2%) 314 (24.5%)
 2001–2005 16 (12.8%) 25 (26.0%) 118 (46.1%) 36 (22.1%) 38 (15.8%) 71 (17.8%) 304 (23.7%)
 2006–2009 26 (20.8%) 17 (18.0%) 50 (19.5%) 71 (43.6%) 60 (24.9%) 95 (23.8%) 319 (24.9%)
 2010–2013 30 (24.0%) 30 (31.0%) 25 (9.8%) 17 (10.4%) 77 (31.9%) 165 (41.2%) 344 (26.9%)
  1. Stage 1: Distal Pancreatectomy, Enucleation; Stage 2: Duodenum Preserving Pancreatectomy, Total Pancreatectomy; Stage 3: Proximal Pancreatectomy, Segmental Pancreatectomy; Stage 4: Additional Organ Resection