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Table 2 Comparisons of demographics and preoperative characteristics between two groups

From: Delayed appendectomy versus early appendectomy in the treatment of acute appendicitis: a retrospective study

  Group A (≤ 8 hours) Group B (> 8 hours) P value
Number of cases 177 (53.2%) 156 (46.8%)  
Age (yrs) 35.9 ± 125 34.7 ± 12.1 0.3758
Sex ratio (Male: Female) 103:74 87:69 0.6592
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.1 ± 3.4 22.7 ± 3.1 0.2822
Body temperature (°C) 37.4 ± 0.7 37.4 ± 0.6 0.7701
Initial white blood cell count (×103/mm3) 12.6 ± 3.8 13.3 ± 4.0 0.1150
Comorbidities 21 (11.9%) 11 (7.0%) 0.1915
Hours from onset of symptoms to hospital 26.4 ± 22.5 22.0 ± 16.7 0.1835
Hours from arrival to diagnosis 2.4 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 2.6 <0.0001
Hours from diagnosis to operation 3.4 ± 1.4 10.4 ± 4.3 <0.0001
Hours from arrival to operation 5.8 ± 1.5 13.9 ± 4.0 <0.0001