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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: A new adult appendicitis score improves diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis - a prospective study

  All Women Men
All patients 829 483 346
  Age - median, interquartile range (range) 32, 25–47 (16–97) 31, 24–47 (16–97) 33, 26–47 (16–83)
  Operative treatment 506 (61.0%) 272 (56.3%) 234 (67.6%)
Patients with appendicitis 392 (47.3) 185 (38.3) 207 (59.8)
  Complicated appendicitis 94 (24.0) 50 (27.0) 44 (21.3)
Non-appendicitis patients 437 (52.7) 298 (61.7) 139 (40.1)
  Operated on for suspected appendicitis 88 67 21
  Therapeutic operation* 8 (1.8) 7 (2.3) 1 (0.7)
  Operated on for other indications 29 (6.6) 21 (7.0) 8 (5.8)
  Non-operative management 320 (73.2) 210 (70.5) 110 (79.1)
  1. *Other diagnosis than acute appendicitis in histopathological examination e.g. tumor of the removed appendix.