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Table 2 Baseline demographics, blood results and imaging modality used

From: Appendicitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learnt from a district general hospital

  2019 2020
Number of patients 149 125
Age, in years, mean (SD) 37.2 (21.2) 38.1 (21.0)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 80 (53.7) 67 (53.6)
 Female 69 (46.3) 58 (46.4)
ASA score, n (%)
 I 109 (73.2) 76 (60.8)
 II 27 (18.1) 44 (35.2)
 III 12 (8.1) 5 (4.0)
 IV 1 (0.7) 0 (0)
Admission blood test results
 CRP (mg/L) median (range) 44 (0–494) 37 (0–447)
 WCC (1 × 109/L) mean (SD) ¥ 13.3 (4.2) 12.3 (3.5)
 Platelets (1 × 109/L) mean (SD)× 253.3 (68.1) 252.4 (68.5)
Imaging modality, n (%)
 None 58 (38.9) 24 (19.2)
 Ultrasound scan (USS) 32 (21.5) 31 (24.8)
 Computed tomography (CT)¥ 57 (38.3) 64 (51.2)
 USS and CT 2 (1.3) 6 (4.8)
Imaging findings, n (%)
 None 58 (38.9) 24 (19.2)
 Normal/inconclusive 16 (10.7) 8 (6.4)
 Uncomplicated AA 58 (38.9) 70 (56.0)
 Complicated AA 16 (10.7) 23 (18.4)
 Other 1 (1.0)* 0 (0.0)
COVID-19 N/A  
 Not tested, n (%) 149 (100) 30 (24.0)
 Tested, n (%) 0 (0) 95 (76.0)
 Positive   1 (1.1)
 Negative   94 (98.9)
  1. (p = 0.75)
  2. ¥(p = 0.03)
  3. ×(p = 0.92)
  4. *Ovarian cyst