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Table 1 Demographic data, classification of hydrocephalus and shunt type

From: Do antibiotic-impregnated shunts in hydrocephalus therapy reduce the risk of infection? An observational study in 258 patients

  AIS n = 86 non-AIS n = 172 P value
Mean age [years] 32.8 42.4 0.0071*1
Sex [female/male] 49/37 95/77 0.89432
Functional classification of hydrocephalus    0.09712
Obstructive / 17 50  
communicating / 68 114  
Not-classified 1 8  
Shunt type    0.33723
Codman programmable 73 143  
Hakim 11 17  
Medos for children 1 2  
Others 1 10  
  1. AIS patients were significantly younger than non-AIS patients.
  2. 1t-test. 2Fisher's exact test. 3Pearson. P significant at < 0.05.