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Table 1 Demographic and clinical patient characteristics

From: Bronchospasm in obese patients undergoing elective laparoscopic surgery under general anesthesia

  Obese (n = 50) Non obese (n = 50) P
Males/females 16/34 30/20 0.009
Age (years) 40.96 ± 9.67 48 ± 16.89 0.012
ASA status 3.16 ± 0.37 2.01 ± 0.57 0.000
Weight (kg) 132.44 ± 17.82 79.88 ± 6.59 0.000
BMI (kg/m2) 46.322 ± 6.976 28.347 ± 3.31 0.000
Smoking 18 15 NS
Bronchial asthma 2 0 NS
Obstructive sleep apnea 24 0 0.000
Hypertension 16 18 NS
  1. Continuous variables are reported as Mean ± SD. Values are compared using t test, Chi square test or Fisher’s exact test as appropriate