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Table 2 Mean Healing time of the two study arms at different variables

From: Ultrasound Guided Needle Aspiration versus Surgical Drainage in the management of breast abscesses: a Ugandan experience

Variable Mean healing time in weeks Mean Difference 95%CI P-Value
  US Aspiration I&D    
Age in yrs
   ≤ 20 27.5 30.0 -2.46 -6.2-1.3 0.19
   > 20 21.5 19.9 1.61 -4.8-8.1 0.61
Symptoms
   ≤ 7 days 20.6 22.0 -1.42 -11.8-8.9 0.77
   > 7 days 28.7 24.0 4.70 -0.7-10.2 0.09
B/feeding
   Yes 26.1 25.8 0.25 -4.9-5.3 0.92
   No 22.5 15.8 6.70 -2.5-15.9 0.15
Parity
   Primiparous 26.0 26.4 -0.45 -7.1-6.2 0.88
   Multiparous 21.3 21.6 -0.35 -8.1-7.4 0.93
   Nulliparous 24.7 30.0 -5.33 -28.3-17.6 0.58
Const.symp2
   Yes 26.8 26.0 0.80 -8.4-9.9 0.83
   No 23.7 22.9 0.80 -4.6-6.2 0.62
B/affected 3
   Right 23.3 24.1 -0.73 -7.8-6.3 0.83
   Left 24.9 23.3 1.55 -4.9-7.9 0.62
Q/affected 4
   LUQ 5 23.6 20.3 3.26 -3.3-9.9 0.32
   MUQ 6 18.0 27.3 -9.33 -19.9-1.3 0.08
   LLQ 7 24.7 30.0 -5.33 -51.2-40 0.67
   MLQ 8 25.7 31.0 -4.0 -49.2-39 0.62
SizeB/Absc 9
   ≤ 3 cm 15.3 13.5 1.74 -5.0-8.5 0.59
   > 3 cm 27.1 30.0 -2.90 -5.93-0.11 0.06
Shape
   Oval 22.0 30.0 -8.0 -18-3.0 0.11
   Irregular 24.8 23.1 -3.7 -3.7-71 0.52
   Multiloculated 24.6 14.0 10.7 -35.2-56 0.42
Location
   Subareolar 17.5 25.4 -7.8 -20.2-4.5 0.18
   Periphery 26.8 23.1 3.7 -1.2-8.6 0.14
   Indeterminate 22.0 30.0 -8.0 -184-168 0.67