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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: A technique for laparoscopic extraperitoneal colostomy with an intact posterior sheath of rectus

Demographics EPC (n = 12) New technique group (n = 4) P value
Sex (male/female) 4/8 0/4 NA
Age (years) 75.5 [67, 81.7] 70.2 [68.5, 72.6] 0.448
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 [21.9, 26.1] 24.6 [20.9, 27.8] 0.673
Comorbidity, n (%)    
 Diabetes mellitus 8 (66) 3 (75) 0.756
 Hypertension 4 (33) 2 (50) 0.604
Stage of tumor, n (%)    
 Stage II 1 (8) 1 (25)  
 Stage III 6 (50) 2 (50)  
 Stage IV 5 (42) 1 (25)  
History of abdominal surgery, n (%) 2 (16) 1 (25) 0.715