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Research Article

Acute Appendicitis in Pregnancy and the Developing World

Table 1

Preoperative data.

VariablePregnant
()
Nonpregnant
()
value

Age (years)26 (19–37)26 (18–43)0.35
Comorbidity, %11 (19.6)28 (17.1)0.66
 Cardiovascular disease 1 (6.4) 4 (2.4)
 Diabetes mellitus 2 (3.6) 5 (3.0)
 Respiratory diseases 1 (5.1) 3 (1.8)
 Anemia 5 (8.9)10 (6.1)
 Hypertension 1 ( 1.8) 3 (1.8)
 Neurological problems 1 (1.8) 3 (1.8)
Nausea/vomiting0.72
 Yes38 (67.9)107 (65.2)
 No18 (32.1)57 (34.8)
Fever0.65
 Yes23 (41.1)73 (44.5)
 No33 (58.9)91 (55.5)
Tenderness0.86
 Localised45 (80.4)130 (79.3)
 Generalised11 (19.6)34 (20.7)
White blood cell count0.93
 Normal21 (37.5)58 (35.4)
 <18000/mm324 (42.9)75 (45.7)
 >18000/mm311 (19.6)31 (18.9)
Ultrasonography0.98
 Positive25 (44.6)73 (44.5)
 Negative31 (55.4)91 (55.5)

Categorical variables are presented as (%); continuous variables are presented as median (interquartile range); value significant if < 0.05.

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