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Table 1 Preoperative data (continuous variables were presented as mean and standard deviation and categorical variables as number and percent)

From: Efficacy and clinical outcome of the port-a-cath in children: a tertiary care-center experience

 Group 1 (n = 164)Group 2 (n = 404)t/chi-squarep value
Age (years)4.1 ± 3.55.5 ± 3.9− 3.95< 0.001
Male103 (62.8%)242 (59.9%)0.410.52
Diagnosis  10.190.04
 Hematological malignancy88 (53.7%)241 (59.7%)  
 Solid organ malignancy49 (29.9%)94 (23.2%)  
 Pure hematological disease4 (2.4%)27 (6.7%)  
 Metabolic disease3 (1.8%)12 (3%)  
 Others for poor vascular20 (12.2%)30 (7.4%)  
 Access    
Reason of insertion  2.840.25
 Chemotherapy141 (86%)357 (88.4%)  
 Blood product1 (0.6%)0  
 Supplements22 (13.4%)47 (11.6%)  
Location of insertion  568<0.001
 Left external jugular136 (82.9%)0  
 Right external jugular28 (17.1%)0  
 Left subclavian0203 (50.3%)  
 Right subclavian065 (16.1%)  
 Left internal jugular0112 (27.7%)  
 Right internal jugular022 (5.5%)  
 Other02 (0.5%)  
Need central line before insertion59 (36%)143 (35.4%)0.0170.9