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Table 5 Distribution showing the relationship between age and ultrasound diagnosis

From: Assessment of venous Doppler ultrasound findings of acute unilateral lower limb swelling in a tertiary facility in central Ghana: a retrospective analytical study

Variable Age
Diagnosis  ≤ 18 years 19–39 years 40–60 years  > 60 years P value
Inguinal lymphadenopathy
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 4 (12.1%) 16 (48.5%) 13 (39.4%) 0.519
 No 2 (1.7%) 12 (10.3%) 43 (37.1%) 59 (50.9%)  
Cellulitis
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 2 (4.3%) 16 (34.0%) 29 (61.7%) 0.047*
 No 2 (1.9%) 14 (13.5%) 45 (43.3%) 43 (41.3%)  
Deep vein thrombosis
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 2 (9.5%) 10 (47.6%) 9 (42.9%) 0.789
 No 2 (1.5%) 14 (10.8%) 51 (39.2%) 63 (48.5%)  
Varicose veins
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (40.0%) 3 (60.0%) 0.714
 No 2 (1.4%) 16 (11.0%) 59 (40.4%) 69 (47.3%)  
Popliteal cyst/baker’s cyst
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (50.0%) 3 (50.0%) 0.660
 No 2 (1.4%) 16 (11.0%) 56 (40.0%) 69 (47.6%)  
Superficial thrombophlebitis
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (100.0%) 0.685
 No 2 (1.3%) 16 (10.7%) 61 (40.7%) 71 (47.3%)  
Lower limb pyomyositis
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0.225
 No 2 (1.4%) 15 (10.1%) 59 (39.9%) 72 (48.6%)  
Lymphatic obstruction
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (50.0%) 2 (66.7%) 0.809
 No 2 (1.4%) 16 (10.8%) 60 (40.5%) 70 (47.3%)  
  1. *Statistically significant