Table 1

Cohort demographics and rate of operative management of acute appendicitis

Pre-pandemicRelative risk (95% CI)*P value
2017 (N=65)2018 (N=63)2019 (N=81)2020 (N=74)
Total
 Sex—female, no (%)23 (35)31 (49)33 (41)32 (43)0.81
 Age—median (IQR)14 (2–26)16 (2–26)12 (5–20)14 (2–25)0.87
Operative management
 No (%)60 (92)60 (95)76 (94)60 (81)1.16 (1.03 to 1.20)0.01
 Sex—female, no (%)20 (33)30 (50)32 (42)23 (38)0.63
 Age—median (IQR)14 (3–26)16 (5–27)12 (4–20)12 (4–21)0.88
  • *‘Pre-pandemic’ (2017–2019) versus pandemic (2020)