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Table 5 Outcome of the management of diffuse peritonitis in Limbe and Buea Regional Hospitals

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

Complication rates for the five most common causes of diffuse peritonitis
Cause of peritonitis Number with complications Complication rate Risk ratio (RR) 95 % CI Fisher’s P-value
Peptic ulcer perforation 18 25.4 % 0.77 0.50, 1.19 0.25
Perforation of ileum 25 58.1 % 1.77 1.30, 2.41 0.002
Acute appendicitis 13 24.5 % 0.74 0.45, 1.23 0.26
Post-operative 14 31.8 % 0.97 0.61, 1.54 1.00
Abdominal injury 12 31.6 % 0.96 0.58, 1.58 1.00