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Table 4 Postoperative complications by the Clavien-Dindo classification

From: Is the rate of postoperative complications following laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy higher in elderly patients than in younger patients?

  Group 1 (n = 672) Group 2 (n = 285) Group 3 (n = 98) P value
Minor complications     0.114
Grade I 31 11 6  
Grade II 18 10 7  
Major complications     0.113
Grade III-a 7 1 2  
Grade III-b 5 2 1  
Grade IV-a 1 0 2  
Grade IV-b 0 0 0  
Grade V 0 2 0  
  1. Group 1: <65 years, young age; Group 2: 65–74 years, elderly age; Group 3: ≥75 years, very elderly age.