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Table 6 Demographic characteristics and perioperative variables of the diabetes subgroup receiving SIMA grafts

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

Variable Non-skeletonized (n = 162) Skeletonized (n = 85) P
Age 70.5 ± 9.04 70.5 ± 7.80 0.672
Male gender 119 (73.46) 63 (74.12) 0.911
BMI 27.4 ± 4.79 28.0 ± 4.94 0.684
BMI group
  < 25 37 (25.34) 22 (25.88) 0.759
 25–29 61 (41.78) 39 (45.88)  
 30–34 38 (26.03) 17 (20.00)  
  > 34 10 (6.85) 7 (8.24)  
Urgent surgery 85 (52.47) 49 (57.65) 0.438
Diabetes mellitus    0.331
 1 15 (9.26) 4 (4.71)  
 2 85 (52.47) 51 (60.00)  
 3 62 (38.27) 30 (35.29)  
Oral corticosteroids 14 (8.64) 9 (10.59) 0.617
Transplantation 2 (1.23) 3 (3.53) 0.224
Renal insufficiency 11 (6.79) 10 (11.76) 0.183
COPD 12 (7.41) 10 (11.76) 0.253
  1. BMI Body mass index, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. Values are presented as mean ± SD or n (%)
  3. P < 0.05 was considered significant