Table 5: Hospital stay, postoperative, and followup results.

Parameter ≤50 years>50 years

Number 2357
Overall mean hospital stay (days) median (95% CI) 10 (8.00–10.01)10 (9.02–11.00)0.192
 Range (days)6–147–32
Mean postoperative hospital stay (days) median (95% CI)9.5 (9.00–13.22)12 (12.00–14.52)0.141
 Range (days)9–15 12–30
Surgical treatment 8/23 (34.8%)19/38 (33.3%)0.891
 In-hospital mortality 2/19 (10.5%)0.882
 Recurrent abdominal pain1/8 (12.5%)1/17 (5.5%)0.825
Medical treatment 15/23 (65.2%)38/57 (66.7%)0.891
 Recurrent diverticulitis with readmission3/15 (20.0%)2/34 (5.9%)0.160
 Recurrent diverticulitis requiring surgery1/15 (6.6%)2/34 (5.9%)0.589
Death for unrelated causes at followup 2/55 (3.6%)NA
Lost at followup4/55 (7.2%)NA

CI: confidence interval; NA: not applicable.