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Table 2 Variation of complication rates across BMI strata

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

BMI (kg/m2) Complications No complication Complication rate (%) p value
25–29.9 (n = 64) 4 60 6.25 0.0086
30–34.9 (n = 32) 6 26 18.75  
35–39.9 (n = 4) 1 3 25  
≥ 40 (n = 3) 2 1 66.7  
Total (103) 13 90 12.62