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Table 5 Risk factors for HAEC (cut-off ≥4) following Duhamel and Soave surgeries

From: Postoperative enterocolitis assessment using two different cut-off values in the HAEC score in Hirschsprung patients undergoing Duhamel and Soave pull-through

  Mothers’ age at childbirth (years) p* OR (95% CI) Gestational age p* OR (95% CI) Maternal educational level p* OR (95% CI)
≤35 > 35 Preterm Full-term No education-elementary Junior, high school - bachelor
Duhamel HAEC (n, %) 10/16 (63) 6/16 (37) 0.17 0.4 (0.1–1.5) 1/16 (6) 15/16 (94) 0.36 4.5 (0.2–119) 3/16 (19) 13/16 (81) 0.59 0.7 (0.1–3.1)
Soave HAEC (n, %) 21/22 (95) 1/22 (5) 0.07 7.9 (0.9–72.1) 1/22 (5) 21/22 (95) 0.56 0.5 (0.04–5.7) 5/22 (23) 17/22 (77) 0.12 0.4 (0.1–1.3)
  1. *, p-values was calculated using Fisher-Exact test; HAEC, Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval