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Table 1 Demographic data for control and NPWT groupsa

From: A preliminary study of the effect of closed incision management with negative pressure wound therapy over high-risk incisions

Variable Control (n = 10) NPWT (n = 10) p-valueb
Species    1
 Canine 7 (70 %) 6 (60 %)  
 Feline 3 (30 %) 4 (40 %)  
Age 31.5 (17.50 to 41.25) 83.5 (45.2 to 105.0) 0.03
Sex    0.61
 Male entire 4 (40 %) 2 (20 %)  
 Male neutered 3 (30 %) 5 (50 %)  
 Female entire 1 (10 %) 0 (0 %)  
 Female neutered 2 (20 %) 3 (30 %)  
Sex (male or female)    1
 Male 7 (70 %) 7 (70 %)  
 Female 3 (30 %) 3 (30 %)  
Limb    0.61
 Right thoracic 5 (50 %) 3 (30 %)  
 Left thoracic 3 (30 %) 3 (30 %)  
 Right pelvic 0 (0 %) 2 (20 %)  
 Left pelvic 2 (20 %) 2 (20 %)  
Limb (thoracic or pelvic)    0.63
 Thoracic 8 (60 %) 6 (60 %)  
 Pelvic 2 (20 %) 4 (40 %)  
Surgery type    0.37
 Fracture 7 (70 %) 4 (40 %)  
 Arthrodesis 3 (30 %) 6 (60 %)  
Duration of follow-up 10.5 (1 to 36) 10.0 (1 to 40) 0.85
  1. aData are median (25th to 75th quartile) or numbers (%) in each group
  2. bAssessment of differences between groups (Fisher’s exact test or Mann–Whitney U test)