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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of adult patients presenting with abdominal pain

From: Aetiologies and outcomes of patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study

VariableTotal
N = 199
Alive
N = 178
Dead
N = 21
 n (%)n (%)n (%)
Age in years in groups
 18–3552 (26.1)42 (80.8)10 (19.2)
 36–4543 (21.6)41 (95.3)2 (4.7)
 46–6575 (37.7)69 (92)6 (8)
  > 6529 (14.6)26 (89.7)3 (10.3)
Gender
 Male73 (36.7)63 (86.3)10 (13.7)
 Female126 (63.3)120 (95.2)6 (4.8)
Referral status
 Self-referral81 (40.7)76 (93.8)5 (6.2)
 Referred118 (59.3)107 (90.7)11 (9.3)
Past Medical History
 Previous history of surgery37 (18.6)34 (91.9)3 (8.1)
 Hypertension30 (15.1)26 (86.7)4 (13.3)
 Known malignancy18 (9.0)15 (83.3)3 (16.7)
 Diabetes8 (4.0)7 (87.5)1 (12.5)
 HIV8 (4.0)7 (87.5)1 (12.5)