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Table 2 Chi-squared test and t-test of select variables comparing malignant and benign brain tumours and malignant and unspecified brain tumours

From: A population based perspective on children and youth with brain tumours

Variable MalignantMean (SD) or N (%) Benign Mean (SD) or N (%) p-value MalignantMean (SD) or N (%) UnspecifiedMean (SD) or N (%) p-value
Average LOS 16.7 (25.3) 10.0 (13.4) <.05 16.7 (25.3) 8.0 (14.3) <.01
Special Care Days (1+) 272 (55.5) 49 (56.3) 0.9814 272 (55.5) 55 (32.7) <.0001
Average Number of SCD 4.3 (11.6) 3.3 (5.0) 0.5939 4.2 (11.6) 9.1 (21.6) <.01
Discharge Home 418 (85.3) 81 (92.1) 0.3367 418 (83.5) 120 (71.4) <.0001