Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Prioritization criteria of patients on scheduled waiting lists for abdominal wall hernia surgery: a cross-sectional study

Variables All patients (n = 92) Type of abdominal wall hernia P value
Incisional/ventral (n = 42) Inguinal (n = 50)
Sex, men/women 72/20 27/15 45/5 0.003
Age, years, men (SD) 66.0 (13.3) 63.6 (12.3) 68 (13.8) 0.067
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SD) 26.2 (3.2) 27.1 (2.8) 25.4 (3.3) 0.003
Severity     
 EQ-5D VAS, mean (SD) 71.8 (20.5) 72.6 (21.1) 71.1 (20.3) 0.703
 Preference-based index, mean (SD) 0.72 (0.25) 0.72 (0.25) 0.72 (0.26) 0.913
 COMI-hernia score, mean (SD)    3.40 (1.25)  
 HerQLes score, mean (SD)   66.1 (19.7)   
Priority     
 Hernia complexity     
  Simple 31 (33.4) 7 (16.7) 24 (48)  
  Moderate 29 (31.5) 8 (19.0) 21 (42) 0.000
  Complex 32 (34.8) 27 (64.3) 5 (10)  
mFI index score, mean (SD) 0.17 (0.14) 0.12 (0.11) 0.21 (0.14) 0.010
Use of analgesics, mean (SD) 1.34 (0.52) 1.48 (0.54) 1.31 (0.51) 0.021
Time in the waiting list, months     
 Mean (SD) 5.5 (3.2) 6.1 (3.2) 5.0 (3.1) 0.011
 Range 1–14 1–13 1–14  
  1. Data expressed as frequencies and percentages in parenthesis unless otherwise stated
  2. SD standard deviation, EQ-5D EuroQol-5D, VAS visual analogue scale, COMI Core Outcome Measures Index, mFI modified frailty index, HerQLes Hernia-Related Quality-of-Life Survey