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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics in paediatric surgical patients

From: The scope of operative general paediatric surgical diseases in South Africa—the Chris Hani Baragwanath experience

Parameters All procedures Paediatric surgical procedures
Elective Emergency
n, number (%) 1699 (100%) 1049 (61.7%) 650 (38.3%)
Age, years (IQR) 1.0 (0.0–4.0) 2.0 (0.0–4.0) 1.0 (0.0–4.0)
Age groups, n (%)
 < 28 days 246 (14.5%) 48 (4.6%) 198 (30.5%)
 28 days–12 months 446 (26.3%) 322 (30.7%) 125 (19.2%)
 1–5 years 609 (35.8%) 434 (41.4%) 174 (26.8%)
 5–10 years 398 (23.4%) 245 (23.4%) 153 (23.5%)
Male gender, n (%) 1029 (60.6%) 676 (64.4%) 353 (54.3%)
  1. Abbreviation: IQR interquartile range