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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Mesoglycan for pain control after open excisional HAEMOrrhoidectomy (MeHAEMO): an observational multicentre study on behalf of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR)

  Mesoglycan group (N = 206) Control group (N = 192)
Mean age (years) 53.93 ± 15.185 (19–93) 54.27 ± 14.912 (23–91)
Sex (male) 118 (57%) 114 (59%)
Haemorrhoidal disease degree (N; %)
 III 76 (37%) 67 (35%)
 IV 130 (63%) 125 (65%)
Coffee (more than 2/day) 152 (74%) 142 (74%)
Smoking (N; %) 80 (39%) 75 (39%)
Polypharmacy (N; %) 34 (16%) 28 (15%)
Diet (vegetarian) 18 (9%) 15 (8%)
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