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Table 2 Dyspnea functional status of patients pre-operatively and post operatively for both groups

From: Outcome of surgical repair of Pectus Excavatum in adults

Grades of dyspnea Group I (15–30) years (n = 40) Group II (> 30 years (n = 46)
  Pre-operative Post-operative p-value Pre-operative Post-operative p-value
  N % N %   N % N %  
I 12 30 16 40% 0.23 23 50% 32 69.6% 0.11
II 9 22.5 24 60% 0.0035* 6 13.04% 14 30.4% 0.03*
III 13 32.5 0 0% 0.0002* 13 28.26% 0 0% 0.0003*
IV 6 15 0 0% 0.005* 4 8.7% 0 0% 0.0001*
Total 40 100% 40 100%   46 100% 46 100%  
  1. *Significant P-value