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Table 3 Operation-related factors and their association 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*
Type of surgery
 General 65 (30.8) 30 (31.3) 35 (30.4) 0.010
 Laparoscopic 45 (21.3) 26 (27.1) 19 (16.5)
 Orthopedic 26 (12.3) 15 (15.6) 11 (9.6)
 Otorhinolaryngology 35 (16.6) 11 (11.5) 24 (20.9)
 Urosurgery 21 (10.0) 5 (5.2) 16 (13.9)
 Neurosurgery 11 (5.2) 8 (8.3) 3 (2.6)
 Vascular surgery 4 (1.9) 1 (1.0) 3 (2.6)
 Gynecological surgery 4 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.5)
Duration of surgery
 < 60 min 114 (68.2) 63 (65.6) 81 (70.4) 0.455
 ≥ 60 min 67 (31.8) 33 (34.4) 34 (29.6)
Post-operative opioid 50 (23.7) 27 (28.1) 23 (20.0) 0.167
Post-operative pain 157 (74.4) 81 (84.4) 76 (66.1) 0.002
  1. PONV postoperative nausea and vomiting, BMI body mass index
  2. *Significant p-values are in bold