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Table 3 Length of hospital stay and proportion of primary cleft repairs performed at the recommended age

From: Centralisation of services for children with cleft lip or palate in England: a study of hospital episode statistics

Year of birth Primary lip repairs Primary palate repairs
Number of repairs Mean (SD) length of stay (days)* % performed at age 3–6 months Number of repairs Mean (SD) length of stay (days)§ % performed at age 6–24 months
Pre-CSAG
1997-1998a 574 3.8 (2.3) 46.9 797 3.8 (2.1) 69.4
Post-CSAG
1999–2000 669 3.4 (2.5) 49.8 897 3.7 (1.7) 71.2
2001–2002 695 3.3 (2.6) 54.1 866 3.6 (1.8) 74.9
2003–2004 731 3.1 (1.6) 66.4 875 3.4 (2.0) 75.7
2005–2006 683 2.6 (1.4) 75.0 854 3.0 (1.4) 83.5
2007–2008 744 2.0 (1.2) 74.6 777 2.5 (1.4) 86.1
All 4096 3.0 (2.1) 61.8 5066 3.3 (1.8) 76.7
  1. a Births from 1 April 2007 to 31 December 2008 only.
  2. * Mean length of stay for primary lip repairs was calculated for 4087 patients with a known admission and discharge date.
  3. § Mean length of stay for primary palate repairs was calculated for 5037 patients with a known admission and discharge date.