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Table 2 Association between socio-demographic variables and appendectomy and perforation rates

From: Does access to care affect outcomes of appendicitis in children? - a population-based cohort study

Variables   Pearson Correlation  
  Positive Appendectomy Negative Appendectomy Perforated Appendicitis
Rural living 0.71*** 0.68** 0.54*
Availability of surgeon in the region -0.69* -0.74* -0.51 *
Low family income 0.20 -0.09 -0.01
Home language: English 0.59* 0.59* 0.33
Below high school education 0.34 0.35 0.35
Ultrasound or CT use -0.34 -0.12 -0.39
Percent Immigrants living in the region -0.58* -0.41 -0.39
  Rural living Percent Immigrants Ultrasound/CT use
Rural living 1.00 -0.52* -0.30
Percent Immigrants living in the region -0.52* 1.00 0.60*
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001