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Table 2 Provider preferences for postoperative pain management for obese vs. non-obese patients. results of McNemar’s paired tests

From: Provider preferences for postoperative analgesia in obese and non-obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery

Obesity status Obese, n (%) Non-obese, n (%) p-value
Pain Severity Opioids Non-opioids Opioids Non-opioids  
Mild pain 119 (26.4%) 333 (73.6%) 141 (31.1%) 311 (68.9%) 0.002
Moderate pain 329 (72.7%) 123 (27.3%) 348 (77.0%) 104 (23.0%) 0.011
Severe pain 398 (88.1%) 54 (11.9%) 423 (93.6%) 29 (6.4%) < 0.001