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Table 2 Differences in distribution of patient clinical factors by bowel status

From: Serum lactate and phosphate as biomarkers of intestinal ischemia in a Ugandan tertiary hospital: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic/predictor X 2(Df) p-value*
Gender 7.135 (2) 0.028
Age 2.820 (2) 0.244
Symptoms duration (hours)   
Abdominal pain 6.450 (2) 0.040
Absolute constipation 1.318 (2) 0.517
Relative constipation 1.894 (2) 0.388
Abdominal swelling 6.556 (2) 0.038
Vomiting 2.723 (2) 0.256
Radiological findings   
Air in pelvis 2.723 (2) 0.256
Biomarkers   
Lactate levels 9.090 (2) 0.011
Phosphate levels 3.470 (2) 0.176
  1. *Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test.