Table 1

Demographic data and clinical information
Knee group Hernia group LCC* group Shoulder group
(n = 44) (n = 43) (n = 33) (n = 23)
Age (yr), median (range) 54 (19 – 84) 54 (25 – 74) 51 (20 – 65) 49 (23 – 58)
Age group (yr)
16 – 44 23 21 27 35
45 – 64 64 60 70 65
65 – 74 11 19 3 0
75 – 84 2 0 0 0
Sex (male/female) 45/55 91/9 24/76 70/30
ASA status** (1/2/3) 50/50/0 42/49/9 61/36/3 61/35/4
Type of anesthesia
General 12 28 100 61
Local 37
Spinal 86 35
Interscalne 39
Missing 2
Operating surgeon
Specialist/resident 68/32 72/28 85/15 91/9
Unplanned admission 2.3 9.3 18 17

Demographic data and clinical information of different study groups. Figures are shown as percentage (%), unless otherwise stated. *LCC = laparoscopic cholecystectomy, **ASA status = American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system.

Mattila et al.

Mattila et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-30

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