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Table 1 Demographic, Clinical and laboratory data in all patients, in group 1 and in group 2

From: Influence of age on clinical presentation, diagnosis delay and outcome in pre-school children with acute appendicitis

 All (N = 29)Group 1 (N = 13)Group 2 (N = 16)P
Demographic data
Age (months)50 (25.5)35 (10)59 (16.25)0.000
Gender0.43
 Male (n)1477 
 Female (n)1569
Weight (kg)16 (5.25)14.5 (2.55)18.8 (6.37)0.000
BMI (kg/m2)15.4 (4.1)14.5 (2.85)16.1 (4.55)0.23
Pre-admission symptoms
 Overall duration of symptoms (h)48 (72)72 (72)24 (48)0.056
 Duration of abdominal pain (h)36 (84)62 (84)19 (46.5)0.061
 Duration of nausea-vomiting (h)31 (66)72 (90)24 (12.5)0.026
Duration of fever (h)48 (54)67 (69)30 (51)0.19
Clinical data
 Temperature at admission (°C)37.5 (1.8)37.8 (1.4)37 (1.1)0.062
 Heart rate at admission (bpm)130 (42.5)153 (32)120 (36.7)0.012
 Maximal temperature (°C)38.8 (1)38.9 (1.1)38.6 (1.08)0.33
Laboratory data at admission
 Leukocyte count (×109/L)17.2 (9.08)12.2 (8.94)17.9 (5.94)0.028
 Neutrophil count (×109/L)12.9 (7.27)9.6 (5.72)14.9 (2.97)0.004
 CRP (mg%)121.9 (145.2)134 (140)67.3 (146)0.13
Scores
 PAS score (/10)5 (2.5)5 (2)5 (3)0.91
 Alvarado (/10)5 (3.5)5 (2.5)5.5 (4.5)0.45
Duration of hospital stay (d)6 (4)7 (5)3 (3.75)0.067
  1. Data are shown by the median value and (interquartile range). Group 1: < 48 months; Group 2: > 48 months