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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study population

From: Effect of sternal closure with biological bone adhesive on pain visual analogue score and serum cytokine

Variables CWC (n = 32) AEC (n = 30) p Value
Age (mean +/−SD) 60 +/− 35 61.5 +/− 54 0.558
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.37 +/− 14.78 24.88 +/− 22.96 0.522
Male gender 24 (75.0) 22 (73.3) 0.881
Diabetes 22 (68.7) 19 (63.3) 0.652
Hypertension 24 (75) 22 (68.7) 0.659
IHD 31 (96.8) 26 (86.6) 0.071
Hyperlipidaemia 8 (25) 11(36.6) 0.472
Bronchial Asthma 3 (9.3) 3 (10) 0.140
CABG 30 (93.7) 24 (80.0) 0.195
Valve replacement 1 (3.1) 5 (16.7)  
CABG and valve 1 (3.1) 1 (3.3)  
  1. All data presented as n (%) unless specified otherwise.
  2. CWC: Conventional wire closure.
  3. AEC: Adhesive enhanced closure.
  4. CABG: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
  5. IHD: Ischaemic heart disease.