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Table 2 Clinical features that affect preoperative anxiety among adult patients undergoing elective surgery, at general hospital in Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 402)

From: Preoperative anxiety among adult patients undergoing elective surgery: a prospective survey at a general hospital in Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency %
Previous surgery Yes 14 3.7%
No 388 96.3%
Chronic medical illness Yes 31 7.7%
No 371 92.3%
Substance use Yes 6 1.5%
No 396 98.5%
Family mental illness Yes 4 1%
No 398 99%