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Table 1 Patient data during the summer and non-summer months

From: Seasonal variations in the occurrence of acute appendicitis and their relationship with the presence of fecaliths in children

 SummerNon-summerp
Patient number10170 
Age (year) (mean ± SD)12.2 ± 3.711.4 ± 4.20.290 b
Male: female70:3145:250.363 a
AA with fecalith (n(%))34 (33.6%)39 (55.7%)0.004 a
Perforation/abscess (n(%))26 (25.7%)25 (35.7%)0.161 a
CRP (mg/dL) (mean ± SD)6.64 ± 7.789.06 ± 9.610.087b
WBC*1000/μL (mean ± SD)16.1 ± 5.015.4 ± 4.90.392b
Neutrophils (%)(mean ± SD)81.46 ± 9.6781.57 ± 7.960.938b
Lymphocytes (%)(mean ± SD)10.97 ± 7.4710.44 ± 6.590.643b
Monocytes (%)(mean ± SD)6.53 ± 2.737.23 ± 2.800.115b
Hospital stay (days±SD)5.00 ± 3.325.59 ± 3.510.304b
Wound infection (n(%))1 (0.99%)1 (1.43%)0.645 a
Postop ileus> 5 days (n(%))2 (1.98%)3 (4.29%)0.676 a
Postop abscess (n(%))1 (0.99%)2 (2.86%)0.747 a
  1. aChi-square test; b t-test