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Research Article

Effect of Body Mass Index on Posttonsillectomy Hemorrhage

Table 2

Comparison of patients’ characteristics between the PTH and non-PTH groups.

Total
PTH (%)
Non-PTH (%)
p value

Sex0.040
 Male5615 (26.8)41 (73.2)
 Female424 (9.5)38 (90.5)
Age (y)0.986
Indication0.040
 Chronic tonsillitis559 (16.4)46 (83.6)
 IgA nephropathy232 (8.7)21 (91.3)
 OSAS198 (42.1)11 (57.9)
 Benign tumor suspected101 (100)
Tonsil size0.444
 I518 (15.7)43 (84.3)
 II or III4711 (23.4)36 (76.6)
Platelet count (×104)0.857
APTT0.207
Surgeon’s experience (y)0.520
Blood loss (mL)0.692
Ligation1.000
 With5711 (19.3)46 (80.7)
 Without418 (19.5)33 (80.5)
BMI (kg/m2)0.012
 BMI < 25699 (13.0)60 (87.0)
 BMI ≥ 25 and <30174 (23.5)13 (76.5)
 BMI ≥ 30126 (50)6 (50)

PTH: posttonsillectomy hemorrhage, IgA: immunoglobulin A, OSAS: obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, APTT: activated partial thromboplastin time, and BMI: body mass index.