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Table 7 Demographic characteristics and perioperative variables of the diabetes subgroup receiving BIMA grafts

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

Variable Non-skeletonized (n = 252) Skeletonized (n = 56) P
Age 65.5 ± 8.72 63.8 ± 8.12 0.276
Male gender 206 (81.75) 47 (83.93) 0.700
BMI 28.3 ± 4.85 28.5 ± 4.59 0.863
BMI group
  < 25 43 (17.70) 12 (21.82) 0.780
 25–29 119 (48.97) 24 (43.64)  
 30–34 61 (25.10) 13 (23.64)  
  > 34 20 (8.23) 6 (10.91)  
Urgent surgery 113 (44.84) 24 (42.86) 0.787
Diabetes mellitus
 1 25 (9.92) 3 (5.36) 0.254
 2 156 (61.90) 41 (73.21)  
 3 71 (28.17) 12 (21.43)  
Oral corticosteroids 20 (7.94) 4 (7.14) 0.841
Transplantation 3 (1.19) 1 (1.79) 0.722
Renal insufficiency 9 (3.57) 1 (1.79) 0.495
COPD 12 (4.76) 4 (7.14) 0.468
  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