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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Modified technique of closing the port site after multiport thoracoscopic surgery using the shingled suture technique: a single centre experience

Characteristics Modified technique group (n = 67) n (%) Traditional method group (n = 51) n (%) F/χ 2 value P value
Age,years    0.21 0.64
 Mean ± SD 57.27 ± 12.73 56.96 ± 11.75   
 Range 16–77 20–79   
Gender    1.66 0.19
 Male 41 (61.2) 37 (72.5)   
 Female 26 (38.8) 14 (27.5)   
BMI,kg/m2    2.84 0.09
 Mean ± SD 1.72 ± 0.15 1.78 ± 0.12   
 Range 1.38–1.99 1.52–2.04   
Surgical method    2.21 0.33
 Segmentecomy 4 (6.0) 7 (13.7)   
 Lobectomy 56 (83.6) 38 (74.5)   
 Mediastinal mass resection 7 (10.4) 6 (11.8)   
 Postoperative drainage time,days    0.91 0.34
 Mean ± SD 5.10 ± 2.37 5.43 ± 2.55   
 Range 2–13 2–12