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Table 4 Univariate analysis of surgical related risks factors for postoperative pulmonary complications

From: The prevalence of pulmonary complications after thoracic and abdominal surgery and associated risk factors in patients admitted at a government hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe-a retrospective study

Characteristic Postoperative pulmonary complication OR (95% CI) p value
Yes No
Cause of surgery
Disease 35 47 1.12 (0.29–4.26) 0.871
Trauma 4 6 1
Category of surgery
Emergency 31 39 1.39 (0.52–3.74) 0.513
Elective 8 14 1
Incision type
Lower 2 18 1 0.005a
Middle 30 30 9 (1.92–42.23)
Upper 7 5 12.6 (1.97–80.76) 0.008a
  1. aDenotes statistically significant