Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the patients

 Randomised treatment
Patient characteristicStatisticLHMPDTotal
Gender
 Malen/N (%)56/105 (53%)61/96 (64%)117/201 (58%)
 Femalen/N (%)49/105 (47%)35/96 (36%)84/201 (41%)
 Age (years)N10596201
Mean45.746.446.0
SD14.2915.5714.88
Age (years)
 ≤40 n/N (%)42/105 (40%)38/96 (40%)80/201 (40%)
 >40 n/N (%)63/105 (60%)58/96 (60%)121/201 (60%)
 Weight (kg)N10595200
Mean72.471.471.9
SD14.6914.0614.37
BMI (kg/m2)N10594199
Mean24.623.924.3
SD4.913.614.35
  • BMI, body mass index; LHM, laparoscopic Heller myotomy; PD, pneumodilation.