Table 1

Patient characteristics in the different surgical groups
Orthopaedic patients n=358 General surgery patients n=182 Gynaecological patients n=67 p-value
Gender male/female n (%) 189/169 (53)/(47) 114/68 (63)/(37) 0/67 (100) n/a
Age mean (SD) 49.0 (15.6) 49.9 (15.4) 52.8 (15.9) 0.194a
Type of anaesthesia n (%) <0.001b
 General 196 (55) 132 (73) 39 (58)
 Regional 75 (21) 1 (−) 1 (1)
 Local 82 (23) 21 (12) 22 (33)
 Sedation 2 (1) 14 (8) 5 (7)
 Missing 3 (1) 14 (8) -
ASA classification n (%) 0.007b
 1 268 (75) 120 (66) 53 (79)
 2 78 (22) 61 (34) 12 (18)
 3 11 (3) 1 2 (3)
 Missing 1 - -
Residence n (%) 0.718b
 Cohabitating 268 (75) 137 (75) 54 (81)
 Single 84 (23) 43 (24) 13 (19)
 Missing 6 (2) 2 (1) -
Employment n (%) 0.021b
 Working 242 (68) 130 (71) 39 (58)
 Retired 72 (20) 41 (23) 21 (31)
 Unemployed 16 (4) 5 (3) -
 Other 21 (6) 3 (2) 6 (9)
 Missing 7 (2) 3 (2) 1 (1)
Education n (%) 0.582b
 Compulsory school 103 (29) 51 (28) 19 (28)
 Secondary school 151 (42) 74 (41) 23 (34)
 Degree from university 97 (28) 51 (28) 25 (37)
 Missing 7 (2) 6 (3) -

a One-way ANOVA.

b chi2.

ASA = American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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Berg et al. BMC Nursing 2012 11:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-11-24

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