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Table 1 Demographic data and preoperative TLC

From: Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in complicated appendicitis in children: a single center study

  Groups Test
OA LA χ2/t p
N = 30 (%) N = 30 (%)
Gender
 Male 14 (46.7) 18 (60) 1.071 0.301
 Female 16 (53.3) 12 (40)
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 8.93 ± 2.12 9.13 ± 1.94 − 0.381 0.704
 Range 5–12 5–12
Body weight(kg)
 Mean ± SD 30.03 ± 8.83 27.43 ± 4.38 1.445 0.145
 Range 13–55 18–35
Duration of symptoms
 Mean ± SD 3.13 ± 1.66 3.17 ± 1.02 − 0.094 0.926
 Range 2–8 2–6
Generalized peritonitis
 Absent 14 (46.7) 10 (33.3) 1.111 0.292
 Present 16 (53.3) 20 (66.7)
TLC (103/mm3)
 Mean ± SD 18.6 ± 4.64 16.7 ± 2.54 1.967 0.055
 Range 11–34 13–22