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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Systemic inflammatory response in erderly patients following hernioplastical operation

  Young Older
Age (years) 51.8 ± 8.9° 82.4 ± 4.7
Right/Left 7/5 6/6
Hernia (Type Nyhus) II 6 7
III A 6 5
Body Mass Index (Kg/m2) 26 ± 8 31 ± 11
Anesthesiologic grading (ASA) I 8 6
II 4 6
Duration of the operation (min) 29 ± 9 31 ± 15
Hospital discharge (hours) 16 ± 5 17 ± 4.5
Complications 0 0
  1. ° Significant differences Young vs. Older p = .01 (t Student 's test).