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Table 3 Comparison of operation data among 4 quartiles of white blood cell count groups

From: The elevated admission white blood cell count relates to adverse surgical outcome of acute Stanford type a aortic dissection

VariablesQ1Q2Q3Q4P value*
n = 83n = 85n = 87n = 76overall(Q1, Q2, Q3) vs. Q4
Sinus tear19 (22.9)19 (22.4)20 (23.0)30 (39.5)0.0380.004
TAR47 (56.6)58 (68.2)63 (72.4)60 (78.9)0.0190.028
  1. Q quartiles of white blood cell count on admission, TAR total arch replacement. Q1: < 8.79 × 109/L; Q2: 8.80–11.49 × 109/L; Q3: 11.5–14.49 × 109/L; and Q4: > 14.50 × 109/L
  2. Note: P-value< 0.05 is highlighted in bold type.* The post hoc tests are processed with P value< 0.013 as statistical significance, adjusted by the Bonferroni correction