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Table 3 Factors associated with wound dehiscence as shown by univariate and multivariate analyses results (N = 24)

From: Abdominal fascia closure following elective midline laparotomy: a surgical experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

Independent variables Wound dehiscence Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Yes (N/%) No (N/%) OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value
Type of closure
 Massive closure 14 (6.9) 190 (93.1)     
 Layered closure 10 (33.3) 20 (66.7) 3.8 (2.2–7.4) 0.002 5.1 (3.2–8.4) 0.011
Fascia suture technique
 Continuous 9 (5.4) 157 (94.6)     
 Interrupted 15 (22.1) 53 (77.9) 6.1 (2.9–9.4) 0.001 3.2 (1.7–6.0) 0.003
Suture absorption
 Non-absorbable 19 (9.3) 185 (90.7)     
 Absorbable 5 (7.6) 63 (92.6) 1.7 (0.4–2.1) 0.128   
Suture material
 Monofilament 10 (10.6) 84 (89.4)     
 Multifilament 14 (12.7) 96 (87.3) 2.8 (0.4–3.9) 0.481   
Suture type
 Prolene/nylon 11 (11.7) 83 (88.3)     
 Vicryl 13 (11.8) 97 (88.2) 1.9 (0.8–2.9) 0.945