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Table 1 Summary of characteristics of study patients and surgical operations (n = 281)

From: Determinants of surgeons’ adherence to preventive intraoperative measures of surgical site infection in Gaza Strip hospitals: a multi-centre cross-sectional study

Characteristicn (%)
Gender
 Male132 (47.0)
 Female149 (53.0)
Age
 18–2573 (26.0)
 26–64196 (69.8)
 65–8012 (4.3)
ASA classification score
 I (normal healthy patient)183 (65.1)
 II (patient with mild systemic disease)62 (22.1)
 III (patient with severe systemic disease but not life-threatening)25 (8.9)
 IV (patient with severe systemic life-threatening disease)11 (3.9)
Type of operation
 Abdominal exploration12 (4.3)
 Open appendectomy46 (16.4)
 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy59 (21.0)
 Anorectal surgeries22 (7.8)
 Open hernia repair38 (13.5)
 Thyroidectomy22 (7.8)
 Mastectomy22 (7.8)
 Lymph node excision15 (5.3)
 Vascular surgeries45 (16.0)
Duration of operation
 ≤ 30 min67 (23.8)
 31 to 60 min130 (46.3)
 61 to 90 min39 (13.9)
 91 to 120 min41 (14.6)
 > 120 min4 (1.4)
Urgency
 Elective208 (74.0)
 Emergency73 (26.0)
Intraoperative contamination
 Clean144 (51.2)
 Clean-contaminated84 (29.9)
 Contaminated36 (12.9)
 Dirty17 (6.0)
Hospital
 X111 (39.5)
 Y109 (38.8)
 Z61 (21.7)
Time of operation
 December 201683 (29.5)
 January 201787 (31.0)
 February 2017111 (39.5)
  1. n number of patients tested, ASA American Society of Anaesthesiologists