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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) patients in single incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

From: Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax

  SITS Group (n = 10) VATS Group (n = 20) P-value
Age (years) 20.50 ± 5.54 24 ± 9.02 0.246
Gender    
   Male 9 (90%) 19(95%) 0.605
   Female 1 (10%) 1(5%)  
Weight (kg) 59.47 ± 10.35 57.68 ± 4.78 0.518
Height (cm) 173.77 ± 8.82 172.34 ± 6.21 0.609
Side involved    
   Right 3 (30%) 6 (30%) 1.000
   Left 7 (70%) 14 (70%)  
   Bilateral 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
Smoking    
   No 9 (90%) 13 (65%) 0.144
   Yes 1 (10%) 7 (35%)  
  1. Values are medians ± standard deviation for continuous variables or # cases (%) for categorical variables. P-values from Mann-Whitney U test (continuous variables), Chi-square test (categorical variables) or the Fisher's exact test.