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Table 7 Univariate Analysis for the Predictors of Readmission Within 90 Days

From: Predictors of Poor Postoperative Outcomes in Pediatric Surgery Patients in Rural Ghana

Attribute Cohort (n = 468) Not readmitted (n = 445) Readmitted (n = 23) pValue
Age years. mean (SD) 468 9.1 (5.3) 7.0 (4.7) 0. 0494
Gender
 Male (%) 422 (90) 399 (90) 23 (100) 0.1511
 Female (%) 46 (10) 46 (10) 0 (0)  
Insured
 No (%) 112 (24) 109 (24) 3 (13) 0.2094
 Yes (%) 356 (76) 336 (76) 20 (87)  
Malaria
 No (%) 182 (88) 170 (90) 12 (67) 0.0116
 Yes (%) 25 (12) 19 (10) 6 (33)  
Anemia
 No (%) 67 (35) 64 (35) 3 (25) 0.5492
 Yes (%) 127(65) 118 (65) 9 (75)  
Leukopenia
 No (%) 181 (93) 169 (93) 12 (100) 1.0000
 Yes (%) 13 (7) 13 (7) 0 (0)  
Leukocytosis
 No (%) 102 (53) 95 (52) 7 (58) 0.6801
 Yes (%) 92 (47) 87 (48) 5 (42)  
Congenital vs Acquired
 Acquired (%) 420 (90) 400 (90) 20 (87) 0.7202
 Congenital (%) 48 (10) 45 (10) 3 (13)  
Procedure Category
 Gastrointestinal (%) 274 (59) 259 (58) 15 (65) 0.7268
 Genitourinary (%) 61 (13) 59 (13) 2 (9)  
 Injury (%) 71 (15) 69 (16) 2 (9)  
 Miscellaneous (%) 32 (7) 30 (7) 2 (9)  
 Neoplasm (%) 19 (4) 18 (4) 1 (4)  
 Surgical Infection (%) 11 (2) 10 (2) 1 (4)