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Table 3 Comparison between perforated and nonperforated groups in regard to clinical picture

From: Acute appendicitis in the elderly: risk factors for perforation

Variables Total Perforated Non perforated P-value
n=214 (100%) n= 87 (41%) n= 127 (59%)
Migrating pain 101 (47) 26 (30) 75 (59) <0.0001*
Anorexia 150 (70) 64 (74) 86 (68) 0.3588
Nausea & vomiting 122 (57) 37 (43) 85 (67) 0.0004*
Tender right lower abdomen 180 (84) 65 (75) 115 (91) 0.0018*
Rebound tenderness 160 (75) 70 (80) 90 (71) 0.1125
Fever > 38°C 87 (41) 44 (51) 43 (34) 0.0145*
WBC count 143 (63) 62 (71) 72 (57) 0.0304*
WBC shift to left 159 (74) 82(94) 77 (61) <0.0001*
  1. *The result is significant.