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Table 3 The clinical characteristics and scoring systems on the types of AA. (Validation Sample: n = 156)

From: A clinical prediction model for complicated appendicitis in children younger than five years of age

Variables Complicated appendicitis (n = 82) Simple appendicitis (n = 74) P value
Clinical characteristics
 Age (years) 3.5 (2.7,4.0) 4.2 (3.8,4.7) < 0.001
 WBC (*109/L) 15.6 (14.1,18.4) 13.0 (9.7,15.5) < 0.001
 DS (hours) 34 (24,78) 17 (11,31) < 0.001
Scoring systems
 PAS 7 (6,9) 5 (4,7) < 0.001
 ALVARADO score 8 (7,9) 6 (5,7) < 0.001
  1. WBC white blood cell count, DS duration of symptoms, PAS Pediatric Appendicitis Score