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Table 4 Incidence of serious complication by BMI and method of sterilizationb (N = 710)

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

Serious complicationa Total Laparoscopic (n = 433) Hysteroscopic (n = 277) OR (95 % CI) P value
Overall 31 (4.4) 20 (4.6) 11 (4.0) 0.9 (0.4-1.9) 0.9
BMI <25 12 (4.9) 7 (4.4) 5 (5.8) 1.3 (0.3-5.0) 0.8
BMI 25–25.9 10 (4.7) 5 (3.8) 5 (6.1) 1.7 (0.4-7.5) 0.5
BMI ≥30 8 (3.4) 7 (5.2) 1 (1.0) 0.2 (0.004-1.5) 0.1
  1. Number (%). BMI body mass index
  2. aPatients with more than one serious complication are counted just once
  3. bNumbers may not sum to total due to missing BMI data (n = 14, 2.0 %)