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Table 3 Demographic characteristics, dispositions and Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) triage levels for all patients

From: The validity of the canadian triage and acuity scale in predicting resource utilization and the need for immediate life-saving interventions in elderly emergency department patients

Characteristics Patients ≥ 65 yr
(n = 1903)
Patients < 65 yr
(n = 11907)
p
Gender    
Female 1032 (54.2) 5637 (47.3) < 0.001
   Male 871 (45.8) 6270 (52.7)  
Age (Mean ± SD) 74.3 ± 7.0 29.9 ± 19.0 < 0.001
Disposition    
   Discharged 1010 (53.1) 9667 (81.2) < 0.001
   Admitted-non ICU 692 (36.4) 2009 (16.9)  
   Admitted-ICU 194 (10.2) 224 (1.9)  
   Death 7 (0.4) 7 (0.1)  
CTAS Level    
   1 113 (5.9) 49 (0.4) < 0.001
   2 174 (9.1) 245 (2.1)  
   3 1154 (60.6) 6353 (53.4)  
   4 347 (18.2) 4055 (34.1)  
   5 115 (6.0) 1205 (10.1)  
  1. Parenthesis indicates percentage.
  2. ICU: intensive care unit