Table 2 Distribution of variables according to time on the waiting list for all 92 patients scheduled for abdominal wall hernia surgery

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

Variables Time on the waiting list
 ≤ 3 months (n = 33) 4–6 months (n = 27)  > 6 to 12 months (n = 32) P value
Sex, men/women 27/6 19/8 26/6 0.510
Age, years, men (SD) 71.5 (10.4) 64.8 (14.8) 61.2 (12.8) 0.009
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SD) 25.7 (3.5) 25.8 (3.0) 26.9 (3.0) 0.362
Severity     
 EQ-5D VAS, mean (SD) 69.6 (22.5) 69.0 (20.7) 76.0 (18.3) 0.438
 Preference-based index, mean (SD) 0.69 (0.25) 0.68 (0.28) 0.78 (0.23) 0.389
Priority     
 Hernia complexity     0.253
  Simple 20 (60.6) 22 (81.5) 16 (50)  
  Moderate 3 (9.1) 1 (3.7) 4 (12.5)  
  Complex 8 (24.2) 6 (22.2) 12 (37.5)  
mFI index score, mean (SD) 0.21 (0.12) 0.16 (0.16) 0.23 (0.12) 0.039
Use of analgesics, mean (SD) 1.31 (0.61) 1.68 (0.78) 1.04 (1.19) 0.001
  1. Data expressed as frequencies and percentages in parenthesis unless otherwise stated
  2. SD standard deviation, EQ-5D EuroQol-5D, VAS visual analogue scale, mFI modified frailty index