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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics and their relationship with PONV

From: Assessment of pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting and their association in the early postoperative period: an observational study from Palestine

Characteristic Total; N = 211 (%) PONV; N = 96 (%) No PONV; N = 115 (%) P-value*
Age (year)
 18–39 135 (64) 59 (61.5) 76 (66.1) 0.658
 40–64 66 (31.3) 33 (34.4) 33 (28.7)
 65–79 10 (4.7) 4 (4.2) 6 (5.2)
Sex
 Female 94 (44.5) 48 (50.0) 46 (40) 0.146
 Male 117 (55.5) 48 (50.0) 69 (60)
BMI
 Underweight 4 (1.9) 3 (3.1) 1 (0.9) 0.208
 Healthy weight 57 (27.0) 21 (21.9) 36 (31.3)
 Overweight 98 (46.4) 50 (52.1) 48 (41.7)
 Obese 52 (24.6) 22 (22.9) 30 (26.1)
Smoking 93 (44.1) 40 (41.7) 53 (46.1) 0.520
History of motion sickness 26 (12.3) 10 (10.4) 16 (13.9) 0.442
History of PONV 37 (17.5) 24 (25.0) 13 (11.3) 0.009
  1. PONV postoperative nausea and vomiting, BMI body mass index
  2. *Significant p-values are in bold