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Table 5 Outcomes: sternal wound complication incidence and grade and overall survival in the diabetes subgroup

From: Skeletonisation contributing to a reduction of sternal wound complications: a retrospective study in OPCAB patients

Variable Non-skeletonized (n = 414) Skeletonized (n = 141) Odds ratio (95% CI) P
SWC incidence 82 (19.81) 12 (8.51) 0.38 (0.20;0.71) 0.003
    0.46 (0.24;0.88)a 0.019a
SWC incidence (grade 1 excluded) 53 (12.80) 8 (5.67) 0.41 (0.19;0.88) 0.023
    0.47 (0.22;1.03)a 0.058a
SWC grade    0.38 (0.20;0.71) 0.003
    0.45 (0.24;0.87)a 0.018a
SWC grade (grade 1 excluded)    0.41 (0.19;0.88) 0.022
    0.47 (0.21;1.02)a 0.055a
1 29 (7.00) 4 (2.84)   
2 11 (2.66) 3 (2.13)   
3 32 (7.73) 4 (2.84)   
4 10 (2.42) 1 (0.71)   
Overall survival (%, 95 CI)    0.74 (0.21;2.54) 0.630
    0.67 (0.19;2.32)a 0.529a
1 month 97.42 (95.26;98.61) 100.00   
6 months 95.02 (92.20;96.84) 98.04 (86.88;99.72)   
12 months 95.02 (92.20;96.84) 89.13 (54.65;97.83)   
  1. SWC sternal wound complication, CI confidence interval
  2. aCorrected for BIMA
  3. Values are presented as mean ± SD or n (%) if not otherwise specified
  4. P < 0.05 was considered significant