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Table 1 Comparisons of the two groups

From: Evaluation of four scoring systems in prognostication of acute pancreatitis for elderly patients

VariablesElderly patientsYounger patientsχ2P-value (p < 0.05)
Male:Female201:167359:191
Mean age (years)73.83 ± 7.7842.10 ± 9.50
EtiologyGall Stone276 (75.0%)283 (51.5%)
Alcoholic21 (5.7%)116 (21.1%)
hyperlipemia26 (7.1%)83 (15.1%)
others45 (12.2%)68 (12.3)
Comorbi-ditiesDM*76 (21.2%)126 (22.9%)0.6540.419
CHD**36 (9.8%)11 (2%)27.491< 0.01
SeverityMAP316 (85.9%)506 (92%)8.849< 0.01
MSAP25 (6.8%)19 (3.5%)5.386< 0.05
SAP27 (7.3%)25 (4.5%)3.871< 0.05
Organ failuretransient6 (1.6%)12 (7.3%)0.3490.555
persistent27 (7.3%)25 (4.5%)3.871< 0.05
Pancreatic necrosis28 (7.6%)34 (6.2%)0.7130.399
Death11 (3%)5 (0.9%)5.570< 0.05
  1. * = Diabetes Mellitus, ** = coronary heart disease