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Table 1 Baseline clinical and demographic parameters

From: A retrospective comparative study of endoscopic and microscopic Tympanoplasty

  TEES Group (n = 53 ears) MES Group (n = 100 ears) p-value
Sex    0.221
 Male 22 (41.5%) 34 (34.0%)  
 Female 31 (58.5%) 66 (66.0%)  
Lesion side    0.314
 Left ear 30 (56.6%) 49 (49.0%)  
 Right ear 23 (43.4%) 51 (51.0%)  
Average age ± SD (years) 48.9 ± 14.7 45.7 ± 14.2 0.1946
Average perforation size of tympanic membrane ± SD (%)a 51.6 ± 23.5 49.4 ± 21.1 0.5665
Comorbidity 7 (13.2%) 7 (7.0%) 0.2051
 DM 4 (7.5%) 2 (2.0%)  
 Hypertension 5 (9.4%) 4 (4.0%)  
 Asthma 0 1 (1.0%)  
 Hepatitis B 0 1 (1.0%)  
Average follow-up period ± SD (months) 3.5 ± 2.6 7.0 ± 10.4 0.016
  1. aPerforation size was estimated through visual inspection of the percentage of perforation relative to the tympanic membrane area by the senior otologist (corresponding author)