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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Combined sedation with midazolam/propofol for gastrointestinal endoscopy in elderly patients

  Group A (Age 70+) Group B (Age 18-69) pvalue
demographics    
   number of patients 347 (46.6%) 397 (53.4%) NS
   age: Mean ± SD (years) 78 ± 5 52 ± 14 < 0.001
   male 134 (38.6%) 212 (53.4%) < 0.001
   female 213 (61.4%) 185 (46.6%) < 0.001
comorbidity    
   hypertension 292 (64.3%) 152 (29.6%) < 0.001
   diabetes 113 (24.9%) 55 (10.7%) < 0.001
   hyperlipidemia 125 (27.5%) 64 (12.5%) < 0.001
   cardiovascular disease 277 (61.0%) 129 (25.1%) < 0.001
   pulmonary disease 104 (22.9%) 83 (16.2%) 0.008
   renal failure 127 (28.0%) 28 (5.5%) < 0.001
ASA class    
   I 3 (0.9%) 70 (17.6%) < 0.001
   II 34 (9.8%) 105 (26.4%) < 0.001
   III 263 (75.8%) 200 (50.4%) < 0.001
   IV 47 (13.5%) 21 (5.3%) < 0.001
   V 0 (0%) 1 (0.3%) NS