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Table 3 Age distribution of the five most common causes of diffuse community acquired peritonitis in Limbe and Buea

From: Which cause of diffuse peritonitis is the deadliest in the tropics? A retrospective analysis of 305 cases from the South-West Region of Cameroon

Age group Peptic ulcer perforation Perforation of terminal ileum Complications of appendicitis Hospital-acquired Abdominal injuries Total
0–10 years 0 11 3 0 6 20
11–20 years 14 21 14 12 13 74
21–30 years 27 5 22 22 11 87
31–40 years 15 3 10 7 4 39
41–50 years 7 1 3 3 1 15
51–60 years 4 1 1 0 2 8
61–70 years 0 1 0 0 1 2
71–80 years 1 0 0 0 0 1
>80 years 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 69 43 53 44 38 247