Table 3: Patients’ symptoms, signs, and complications.

Parameter ≤50 years>50 years

Number 2357
Site of pain
 Lower left quadrant and hypogastrium18 (78.3%)35 (61.4%)0.195
 Lower left quadrant and diffuse22 (38.6%)0.000
 Lower right quadrant and hypogastrium5 (21.7%)0.001
Stypsis 3 (13%)10 (17.5%)0.747
Diarrhea06 (10.5%)0.175
Dysuria 02 (3.5%)0.906
Tenesmus 02 (3.5%)0.906
Fever > 38°C13 (56.5%)19 (33.3%)0.078
Bleeding 1 (4.3%)5 (8.7%)0.833
Severe diverticulitis 15 (65.2%)35 (61.4%)0.804
Hinchey 1-2 2 (8.6%)7 (12.3%)0.945
Hinchey 3-4 6 (26.0%)15 (26.3%)0.795
Duration of symptoms (hours), median (95% CI)24 (23.78–48.00)48 (31.80–49.15)0.009
 Range (hours)20–96 10–120
Duration > 24 hours 12 (52.1%)27 (47.3%)0.279
Prior history of diverticulitis (30.4%)28 (49.1%)0.332
First episode 16 (69.6%)29 (50.9%)
WBC/mm3, median (95% CI)12700 (11960.33–14519.00)12000 (9956.47–14259.17) 0.002
Range5500–17300 2100–28400
WBC > 10500/mm320 (86.9%)34 (59.6%)0.020

CI: confidence interval; WBC: white blood cell.