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Table 1 Preoperative and operative characteristics of study population

From: Exploring the role of obesity and overweight in predicting postoperative outcome of abdominal surgery in a sub-Saharan African setting: a prospective cohort study

Variable n = 103 (%)
Preoperative anaemia
 No 63 (61.2%)
 Yes 40 (38.8%)
Status of surgical procedure
 Elective 52 (50.5%)
 Emergency 51 (49.5%)
Type of surgical procedure
 Major 59 (57.3%)
 Minor 44 (43.7%)
Type of anaesthesia
 General 77 (74.8%)
 Locoregional 16 (15.5%)
 Regional 10 (9.7%)
Estimated blood loss (ml)
 < 1000 94 (91.3%)
 > 1000 9 (8.7%)
Surgical wound class
 Non septic 70 (68%)
 Septic 33 (32%)
Perioperative transfusion
 No 86 (83.5%)
 Yes 17 (16.5%)
Duration of surgical procedure (h)
 ≤ 2 82 (79.6%)
 > 2 21 (20.4%)