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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of the study population

From: A comparison of thoracic or lumbar patient-controlled epidural analgesia methods after thoracic surgery

  TEA group (n = 57) LEA group (n = 63) *P
Age (years) 55.37 ± 13.3 52.73 ± 13.33 0.281
Height (cm) 167.77 ± 7.87 166.4 ± 10.705 0.428
Weight (kg) 69.39 ± 12.44 7 4.24 ± 15.83 0.066
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.6 ± 3.58 25.14 ± 4.9 0.492
Gender (F/M)    
Female 7 (12.3) 9 (14.3) 0.747
Male 50 (87.7) 54 (85.7)
ASA status    
I 6 (10.5) 10 (15.9) 0.39
II 40 (70.2) 36 (57.1) 0.139
III 11 (19.3) 17 (27) 0.32
Charlson comorbidity index    
0 6 (10.5) 9 (14.3) 0.534
1- 2 38 (66.7) 40 (63.5) 0.716
> 2 13 (22.8) 14 (22.2) 0.939
  1. TEA, thoracic epidural group; LEA, lumbar epidural group; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status.
  2. *P < 0.05, values are mean ± standard deviation, n (%), number (percent).