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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the cohort and operative variables for all patients broken down by age category (under and above 70 years)

From: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is as safe in septuagenarians or elder as in younger women

  Median or % ≤ 70 years > 70 years  
Number of patients Total 571 (100%) 367 (64.3%) 204 (35.7%)  
Baseline patient characteristics   p
 Age (years) 66 (IQR 15) 61 (IQR 11) 75 (IQR 6) 0.000
 BMI (kg/m2) 25 (IQR 5) 25 (IQR 5) 25.5 (IQR 4) 0.917
 Menopausal 90.7% 87.2% 100% 0.000
 Diabetes mellitus (all types) 10.8% 9.5% 13.4% 0.344
 Current smoker 12.2% 15.7% 3.9% 0.001
 Prior hysterectomy 73.4% 70.3% 78.9% 0.025
 Prior POP surgery 72.1% 68.9% 77.8% 0.022
 Prior LSCP 4.6% 5.7% 2.5% 0.072
Nature of procedures (index operation)
 Sacrocolpopexy 73.4% 70.3% 78.9% 0.025
 Concomitant LASH + cervicopexy 24.2% 27.0% 19.1% 0.036
 Hysteropexy 2.8% 3.0% 2.5% 0.705
 Concomitant rectopexy 5.3% 5.5% 4.9% 0.783
 Concomitant incontinence surgery 3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 0.814
 Concomitant vaginal surgery 3.0% 3.3% 2.5% 0.584
  1. Abbreviations: BMI = body mass index, LASH = laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy, LSCP = laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. Absolute values not displayed; missing values range from prior surgery 0% to certitude on menopausal status 26.4%