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Table 1 Characteristics of patients developing infections and those remaining infection free following scheduled abdominal surgery.

From: Post-operative immune suppression is reversible with interferon gamma and independent of IL-6 pathways

  Infection Infection free PValue
  N = 44 (37%) N = 75 (63%)  
Age (years) 66 (59 - 75) 64 (56 - 71) 0.19
Male sex (%) 27 (61) 47 (63) 0.89
Diabetes (%) 8 (18) 12 (16) 0.76
Current smokers (%) 10 (23) 14 (19) 0.60
Cancer diagnosis (%) 24 (55) 53 (71) 0.07
Preoperative Immunosuppression (%) 6 (14) 10 (14) >0.99
Duration of operation (minutes) 243 (176 - 312) 195 (142 - 295) 0.06
Data are described as median with interquartile range with percentages in parenthesis