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Table 1 Demographic data of patients (n = 153)

From: Psychological distress among elderly surgical patients who had their surgery postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Variables Total (n = 153)
Number %
Age group (years)  
 65–74 103 67.3
 75–84 42 27.5
 ≥ 85 8 5.2
Gender  
 Male 77 50.3
 Female 76 49.7
Ethnicity  
 Malay 29 19.0
 Chinese 97 63.4
 Indian 24 15.7
 Others 3 2.0
Diagnosis  
 Non-cancer 98 64.1
 Cancer 55 35.9
Nature of surgery  
 Minor 85 55.6
 Major 68 44.4
Surgical specialty  
 Breast surgery 17 11.1
 Colorectal surgery 8 5.2
 Endocrine surgery 7 4.6
 Hepatobiliary surgery 9 5.9
 Upper gastrointestinal surgery 7 4.6
 Cardiothoracic surgery 8 5.2
 Gynaecology 10 6.5
 Neurosurgery 6 3.9
 Ophthalmology 34 22.2
 Orthopaedic surgery 6 3.9
 Otolaryngology 5 3.3
 Plastic surgery 2 1.3
 Urology 27 17.6
 Vascular surgery 7 4.6
ASA physical status  
 ASA I 2 1.3
ASA II 120 78.4
 ASA III 31 20.3
  1. ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists