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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of all procedures by suture method of the vaginal vault (transvaginal interrupted versus laparoscopic interrupted versus laparoscopic running) (n = 331)

From: Vaginal cuff dehiscence in laparoscopic hysterectomy: influence of various suturing methods of the vaginal vault

  Group 1, transvaginal interrupted sutures (n = 75) Group 2, laparoscopic interrupted sutures (n = 90) Group 3, laparoscopic running sutures (n = 166) ANOVA: Overall Bonferroni: group 1 versus 2 Bonferroni: group 1 versus 3 Bonferroni: group 2 versus 3
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range p value p value p value p value
Age (years) 47.2 ± 7.3 (32.5–66.1) 47.5 ± 8.5 (32.8–79.3) 49.0 ± 9.1 (29.0–78.3) .230
BMI (kg/m2) 25.3 ± 3.6 (18.1–35.0) 26.3 ± 5.2 (16.2–44.1) 27.5 ± 6.1 (17.5–48.0) .013 NS .014 NS
ASA classificationa 1b ± 0.4 (1–2) 1b ± 0.5 (1–3) 1b ± 0.6 (1–3) .018 .014 NS NS
Length of surgery (min)a 141 ± 49 (60–335) 128 ± 32 (70–240) 129 ± 40.0 (50–260) .082
Blood loss (mL)a 226 ± 312 (25–2300) 129 ± 148 (25–1,000) 120 ± 122 (25–800) <.001 .003 <.001 NS
Uterus weight (g) 283 ± 181 (35–822) 228 ± 163 (35–700) 249 ± 197 (31–950) .202
  1. SD standard deviation, NS not significant
  2. a p value was confirmed by Kruskal–Wallis test because of a non-normal distribution
  3. bMedian