Table 2:

Major and minor complications in elderly and nonelderly patientsa

All PatientsNonelderly PatientsElderly PatientsP Value
No. of Patients355247108
No. of Procedures394272122
Minor complications69 (18%)50 (18%)19 (16%).56
CI, 14%–21%CI, 14%–23%CI, 9.1–22%
Major complications41 (10%)20 (7.4%)21 (17%).004
CI, 7.4%–13%CI, 4.2%–10%CI, 11%–24%
Major complications without neurologic deficit26 (6.6%)15 (5.5%)11 (9.0%).19
CI, 4.2%–9.1%CI, 2.8%–8.2%CI, 3.9%–14%
Major complications with neurologic deficit15 (3.8%)5 (1.8%)10 (8.2%).004
CI, 1.9–5.7%CI, 0.2–3.4%CI, 3.3%–13%
  • a All CIs are in 95% intervals.