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Table 2 Clinical feature of admitted surgical patients Northern Ethiopia, 2016 (N = 324)

From: Nutritional status significantly affects hospital length of stay among surgical patients in public hospitals of Northern Ethiopia: single cohort study

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Duration of disease (week)
  ≤ 2 289 89.2
  > 2 35 10.8
History of surgery
 Yes 85 26.2
 No 239 73.8
Type of surgery
 Elective 178 54.9
 Acute/emergency 146 45.1
Co morbidity
 No 303 93.5
 Yes 21 6.5
Type of disease
 Gastro intestinal system 121 37.3
 Cardio vascular system 14 4.3
 Urinary system 31 9.60
 Muscular system 74 22.8
 Skeletal system 73 22.5
 Nervous system 11 3.4