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Table 2 Surgical characteristics of sample by method of sterilization

From: The effect of obesity on intraoperative complication rates with hysteroscopic compared to laparoscopic sterilization: a retrospective cohort study

  Total Laparoscopic Hysteroscopic p-value
Type of anesthesia
 General 630 (89.2) 433 (100) 197 (72.2) <0.0001
 Local only 8 (1.1) 0 8 (2.9)  
 Spinal 9 (1.3) 0 9 (3.3)  
 Intravenous sedation 59 (8.4) 0 59 (21.6)  
Surgical time (minutes)
 Median (IQR) 23 (15–34) 29 (21–40) 15 (11–22) <0.0001
Recovery time (minutes)
 Median (IQR) 70 (58–89) 72 (60–90) 66 (55–86) 0.005
Estimated blood loss (cc)
 Median (IQR) 10 (5–20) 10 (5–20) 5 (5–10) <0.0001
  1. Number (%). Numbers may not sum to total due to missing data: anesthesia type (n = 4, 0.6 %), and estimated blood loss (n = 17, 2.4 %) IQR = interquartile range