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Table 3 Outcomes: sternal wound complication incidence and grade

From: Hemoglobin A1c and preoperative glycemia as a decision tool to help minimise sternal wound complications: a retrospective study in OPCAB patients

Variable All (n = 1774) Non-diabetes (n = 1316) Diabetes (n = 458) P
SWC incidence 215 (12.12) 133 (10.11) 82 (17.90) 0.067
SWC grade     < 0.001
 1 85 (4.79) 59 (4.48) 26 (5.68) 0.303
 2 36 (2.03) 23 (1.75) 13 (2.84) 0.154
 3 66 (3.72) 33 (2.51) 33 (7.21) < 0.001
 4 28 (1.58) 18 (1.37) 10 (2.18) 0.228
  1. SWC sternal wound complication, CI confidence interval
  2. Values are presented as mean ± SD or n (%) if not otherwise specified
  3. P < 0.05 was considered significant