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Table 2 Comparison between PD patients with appendectomy and those PD patients with no history of appendectomy

From: The role of appendectomy in the development of Parkinson’s disease: a retrospective study in a teaching hospital in Jordan

  PD (n = 240) PD appendectomy (n = 26) p value
Age (mean ± SD, range) 70.7 ± 11.3(37–96) 70.2 ± 12.4 (47–91) 0.827¥
Gender (M/F %) 58.3%/41.7% 46.2%/53.8 0.23*
Age at diagnosis 64.5 ± 11.8 64.7 ± 13.5 0.95¥
Duration of LD use (mean ± SD, range) 6.1 ± 4.8 (1–25) 5.91 ± 3.3 (1–15) 0.71¥
Other surgeries % 45% 65% 0.05*
  1. ¥ t test, *Pearson χ2 test, M/F male/female, PD Parkinson’s disease, LD levodopa, SD standard deviation