Table 1

Number of adult and paediatric laparoscopic and open appendectomy

Laparoscopic (n (%))Open (n (%))Total (n (%))P value
Children (n=7343)
 Male2068 (49.1%)2140 (50.9%)4208 (100%)
 Female1790 (57.1%)1345 (42.9%)3135 (100%)<0.01
Adult (n=16 341)
 Male7387 (86.8%)1126 (13.2%)8513 (100%)
 Female7142 (91.2%)686 (8.8%)7828 (100%)<0.01