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Table 2 Characteristics and outcomes of patients in two groups

From: Can early surgery improve the outcome of patients with meconium peritonitis? A single-center experience over 16 years

 Group A (n = 40)Group B (n = 39)p value
Male24 (60.0%)21 (53.8%)0.581#
Preterm11 (27.5%)14 (35.9%)0.422#
LBW4 (10%)4 (10.3%)0.970#
Caesarean Section26 (65.0%)23 (59.0%)0.304#
Fetal diagnosis38 (95.0%)18 (46.2%)< 0.001#
Survival38 (95.0%)31 (79.5%)0.038#
Age at operation (d)1.4 ± 2.06.9 ± 14.9< 0.001a
GA (w)37.8 ± 1.836.4 ± 2.70.015#
BW (g)3288.9 ± 521.63025.1 ± 516.10.029#
WBC (10^9/L)14.7 ± 7.412.7 ± 5.70.166*
Hb (g/L)150 ± 32151 ± 280.912#
Plt (10^9/L)219 ± 99238 ± 880.362#
ALB (g/L)32.4 ± 6.031.3 ± 4.70.391#
LOS (d)23.1 ± 12.025.0 ± 15.40.904a
  1. Abbreviations: GA gestational age; BW birth weight; WBC white blood cell; Hb hemoglobin; Plt blood platelet; ALB albumin level in serum; LOS length of stay in hospital. All the indicators of hematologic examination in the table were done before the operation
  2. # T-Test; aMann Whitney Test: Age at operation: U = 370.5, Z = -4.103; WBC: U = 605, Z = -1.386; LOS: U = 579.0, Z = -0.121; WBC: U = 499.5, Z = -2.461