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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of participants (N = 61)

From: Perioperative serum albumin as a predictor of adverse outcomes in abdominal surgery: prospective cohort hospital based study in Northern Tanzania

Characteristics N %
Age (years)
 18–24 5 8.2
 25–49 22 36.1
 50+ 34 55.7
Mean ± SD (51.6 ± 16.3)   
Sex
 Male 40 65.6
 Female 21 34.4
Education level
 Non formal 4 6.5
 Primary level 42 68.9
 Secondary and above 15 24.6
Surgical indication
 Emergency 40 65.6
 Elective 21 34.4
American Society of Anesthesia classification (n = 52)
 1 21 40.4
 2 31 59.6
Length of surgery (minutes) (n = 61)
 0–120 15 24.6
 121 & above 46 75.4
Postoperative adverse outcome
 No 33 54.1
 Yes 28 45.9
Types of surgeries
 Exploratory laparotomy 42 68.8
 Bypass & anastomosis procedures 11 18.0
 Colostomy procedures 4 6.6
 Oncological procedures 2 3.3
 Biliary surgeries 2 3.3