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Table 1 Patient characteristics and prehospital airway management.

From: Temporal differences in gamma-hydroxybutyrate overdoses involving injecting drug users versus recreational drug users in Helsinki: a retrospective study

  Group A Group B p-value
n 39 (39%) 61 (61%)  
Sex (male) 19 (49%) 35 (57%) 0.397
Age* 24 (22;27) 25 (23;29) 0.134
History of injecting drug use 13 (33%) 36 (59%) 0.012
Intubated by EMS on scene 8 (21%) 14 (23%) 0.774
  1. Patients with serious GHB and GBL overdose treated by Helsinki EMS in 2006-2007.
  2. *Median and 25- and 75-percentiles.
  3. Group A: call to emergency dispatching centre made on Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday night between 11 pm and 6 am. Group B: call to emergency dispatching centre made at other times.
  4. GHB: gammahydroxybutyrate, GBL: gammabutyrolactone, EMS: Emergency Medical Service.