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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of study cohort

From: Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension versus sacrospinous ligament fixation for apical prolapse: perioperative outcomes

  USLS (N = 113) SSLF (N = 109) p value
Age (mean) a 59 (± 13) 63 (± 12) 0.03
BMI a 28 (± 5) 28 (± 6) 0.88
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30) b 36 (32) 34 (32) 0.95
Ethnicity b    0.39
 Hispanic 33 (29) 26 (24)  
 Non-Hispanic 80 (71) 82 (76)  
Race b    0.42
 Black 1 (1) 1 (1)  
 White 102 (94) 94 (86)  
 Other 6 (6) 11 (10)  
Medical problems b,c 23 (20) 28 (26) 0.35
Smoking history b    0.23
 Never 70 (62) 79 (72)  
 Current 12 (11) 7 (6)  
 Former 31 (27) 23 (21)  
Parity b    0.53
 0 6 (5) 1 (1)  
 1 14 (12) 11 (10)  
 2 31 (27) 37 (34)  
 3+ 62 (55) 56 (51)  
Post-menopausal b 85 (75) 94 (86) 0.04
Prior hysterectomy b 13 (12) 44 (40) < 0.01
Prior surgery for pelvic organ prolapse b 9 (8) 22 (20) 0.01
Baseline POP-Q stage b    0.19
 Stage 2 63 (55) 52 (48)  
 Stage 3 47 (42) 48 (44)  
 Stage 4 3 (3) 9 (8)  
  1. BMI body mass index, POP-Q pelvic organ prolapse quantification
  2. aData expressed as mean ± standard deviation for continuous variables
  3. bData expressed as N (%) for categorical variables
  4. cMedical comorbidities is defined as 1 or more disorder on the Charlson Comorbidity Index