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Table 1 Summarises the demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Adding a transversus abdominis plane block to parenteral opioid for postoperative analgesia following trans-abdominal hysterectomy in a low resource setting: a prospective, randomised, double blind, controlled study

Period TAP (n = 16) SHAM (n = 16) p value
Age (years, mean ± SD) 40.7 ± 6.8 46.5 ± 6.9 0.023
Weight (kg, mean ± SD) 67.3 ± 12.8 67.5 ± 11.3 0.968
Height (meters, mean ± SD) 1.7 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1 0.751
Body mass Index (mean ± SD) 24.3 ± 3.8 24.3 ± 3.9 0.952
ASA physical status grading
 I [n (%)] 8 (50.0) 4 (25.0) 0.273
 II [n (%)] 7 (43.8) 9 (56.3) 0.724
 III [n (%)] 1 (6.3) 3 (18.8) 0.600
Type of incision
 Transverse [n (%)] 13 (81.3) 14 (87.5) 0.626
 Longitudinal [n (%)] 3 (18.8) 2 (12.5) 0.626