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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics (n = 238)

From: Dexamethasone and postoperative hyperglycemia in diabetics undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty: a case control study in 238 patients

Variable Summary
 Age (years) 64.2 (10.1)a
 BMI (kg/m2) 33.1 (5.9)a
 Pre-operative HgbA1cb 6.7(1.0)a
 Length of Stay (hours)c 85.7 (64.4)a
Dexamethasone
 Yes 77 (32.4%)
 No 161 (67.7%)
Sex
 Male 133 (55.9%)
 Female 105 (44.1%)
Type of diabetes
 Type I 12 (5.0%)
 Type II 226 (95.0%)
Medication
 Oral Hyperglycemic 119 (50.0%)
 Insulin, < 0.6 units/kg/day or 80 units/day 59 (24.8%)
 Insulin, >  0.6 units/kg/day or 80 units/day 16 (6.7%)
 No medication 44 (18.5%)
Procedure
 THA or Conversion THA 88 (37.0%)
 TKA 123 (51.7%)
 UKA 27 (11.3%)
  1. aMean (SD) reported
  2. bPre-operative HgbA1c had 19 missing observations
  3. cLength of Stay had 2 missing observations