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Table 1 Demographics of patients enrolled in this study

From: Diagnosis and treatment of obturator hernia: retrospective analysis of 86 clinical cases at a single institution

Patient characteristics Surgery Group Non-surgery Group p value
Gender    
 Male/female 2/71 3/10 0.004
Age (mean ± SD, range) 79.47 ± 8.84 (59–103) 78.69 ± 7.63 (64–93) 0.43
BMI (mean, range) 16.78 ± 3.0 (11.38–29.03) 20.17 ± 2.28 (17.71–22.20) 0.062a
Side at initial diagnosis n (%)    0.719
 Left 31 (42.5) 6 (46.2)  
 Right 30 (41.1) 6 (46.2)  
 Bilateral 12 (16.4) 1 (7.7)  
Number of deliveries (mean ± SD, range) 4.86 ± 2.64 (1–12) 5.75 ± 2.22 (3–8) 0.502
Intestinal obstruction n (%) 55 (75.3) 6 (46.2) 0.033
Peritonitis n (%) 10 (13.7) 2 (15.4) 0.872
Howship–Romberg sign n (%) 10 (13.7) 1 (7.7) 0.550
History of abdominal surgery n (%) 24 (32.9) 2 (15.4) 0.206
Transfer to ICU n (%) 23 (31.5) 0 (0) 0.018
Days of stay in ICU (mean, range) 5.57 ± 4.71 (1–22)
Readmission n (%) 5 (6.8) 0 0.431b
Mortality in 30 days n (%) 4 (5.5) 6 (46.1) 0.004