Table 3: Spearman rank correlations between PAHs and bleeding.

PAHBleeding in 40 peritonectomies
Correlations−95% CI+95% CI2-sided 𝑃 value

Benzo[a]anthracene P/S−0.147/0.501−/0.155−/0.728ns/0.05
Benzo[a]pyrene P/S−0.138/0.596−/0.283−/0.785ns/0.0006
Benzo[b]fluoranthene P/S−0.121/0.475−/0.122−/0.712ns/0.009
Benzo[k]fluoranthene P/S−0.111/0.116
Chrysene/triphenylene P/S−0.123/0.549−/0.219−/0.758ns/0.002
Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene P/S−0.167/0.324
Indenol[1,2,3-cd]pyrene P/S−0.116/0.086
Acenaphthene P/S0.397/0.3480.028/−0.662/−0.03/ns
Acenaphthylene P/S0.289/0.499−/0.153−/0.727ns/0.005
Anthracene P/S0.288/0.634−/0.338−/0.807ns/0.0002
Benzo[ghi]perylene P/S−0.122/0.433−/0.071−/0.686ns/0.01
Phenanthrene P/S0.061/0.480−/0.129−/0.715ns/0.008
Fluoranthene P/S0.081/0.492−/0.145−/0.723ns/0.006
Fluorene P/S0.418/0.5380.053/0.2040.676/0.7510.02/0.002
Naphthalene P/S0.320/0.455−/0.098−/0.700ns/0.01
Pyrene P/S0.163/0.573−/0.251−/0.772ns/0.001

PAH: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, P: personal sampling, S: stationary sampling, ns: not significant.