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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients undergoing right hemicolectomy stratified by the presence of laparoscopy in Taiwan in the year 2005–2009 (n = 15,633)

From: Comparison of clinical outcome between laparoscopic and open right hemicolectomy: a nationwide study

Variable Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (n = 1313) Open right hemicolectomy (n = 14,320) p value
  Total no. % Total no. %
Patient characteristics      
 Male 674 51.3 7550 52.7 0.334
 Age      <0.001
 18–24 14 1.1 91 0.6  
 25–34 59 4.5 447 3.1  
 35–44 119 9.1 1031 7.2  
 45–54 224 17.1 2193 15.3  
 55–64 295 22.5 2713 19.0  
 >64 602 45.9 7845 54.8  
 Charlson comorbidity index score      <0.001
 0 320 24.4 1896 13.2  
 1–2 65 5.0 631 4.4  
 3 489 37.2 4582 32.0  
 4 130 9.9 1586 11.1  
 ≥5 309 23.5 5625 39.3  
Hospital characteristics      
 Hospital teaching status      <0.001
 Yes 1281 97.6 13,339 93.2  
 Hospital Location      <0.001
 Northern 687 52.3 7011 49.0  
 Central 340 25.9 2796 19.5  
 Southern 224 17.1 4282 29.9  
 Eastern 62 4.7 231 1.6  
Surgeon characteristics      
 Male 1304 99.3 14,093 98.4 0.012
 Age      <0.001
 <40 365 27.8 3650 25.5  
 40–49 767 58.4 6855 47.9  
 >49 181 13.8 3811 26.6