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Table 4 Patient demographics (N = 144)

From: Comparing the experience of enhanced recovery programme for gynaecological patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open gynaecological surgery: a prospective study

Variable Procedure Significance
Laparoscopy (N = 74) Open (N = 70)
Age (median) 54 (31–91) 49 (21–83) p = 0.004 *
Missing data 1 2
BMI (mean) 27.9 (20.1–48.4) 27.9 (13.3–59.9) p = 0.411
Missing data 17 15
Length of stay (days) (median) 1 (0–5) 3 (1–13) p = 0.001 *
ASA grade
 1 (a normal healthy patient) 24 (32.4%) 32 (45.7%) p = 0.163
 2 (a patient with mild systemic disease) 42 (56.8%) 31 (44.3%)
 3 (a patient with severe systemic disease) 6 (8.1%) 3 (4.3%)
 Missing data 2 (2.7%) 4 (5.7%)
Indication
 Benign 42 (56.8%) 52 (74.3%) p = 0.036
 Cancer 32 (43.2%) 18 (25.7%)
Drains
 Yes 12 (16.2%) 19 (27.15%) p = 0.155
 No 62 (83.8%) 51 (72.9%)
Readmission
 Yes 7 (9.5%) 5 (7.1%) p = 0.766
 No 67 (90.5%) 65 (92.9%)
  1. *There was a significant difference in age and length of stay between the two groups, the laparoscopic group being of an older age group and having significant shorter length of stay