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Table 2 Level of emergency and main symptom groups

From: Implementing a nationwide criteria-based emergency medical dispatch system: A register-based follow-up study

Main Index Group All (%) A (%) B (%) C (%) D (%)
Unclear problem 11,534 (17.1) 3,909 (11.3) 7,396 (23.8) 214 (15.4) 15 (10.8)
Chest pain, heart disease 8,737 (13.0) 7,661 (22.2) 1,018 (3.3) 56 (4,0) 2 (1.5)
Minor wound, fracture, injury 7,373 (11.0) 423 (1.2) 6,494 (20.9) 384 (27.6) 72 (51.8)
Accident (not traffic related) 6, 490 (9.6) 2,116 (6.1) 4,141 (13.3) 210 (15.1) 23 (16.6)
Difficulty in breathing 4,945 (7.3) 3,341 (9.7) 1,433 (4.6) 170 (12.2) 1 (0.7)
Impaired consciousness, paralysis 4,464 (6.6) 4,051 (11.8) 377 (1,2) 35 (2.5) 1 (0.7)
Poisoning, medications, alcohol, drugs 3,962 (5.9) 1,204 (3.5) 2,704 (8.7) 53 (3.8) 1 (0.7)
Seizure 3,420 (5.1) 1,794 (5.2) 1,626 (5,2) . .
Traffic accident 3,145 (4.6) 2,373 (6.9) 762 (2,5) . 10 (7.2)
Stomach or back pain 2,950 (4.4) 659 (1.9) 2,175 (7.0) 115 (8.3) 1 (0.7)
Unconscious adult 2,342 (3.4) 2,339 (6.8) 3 (0.0) . .
Bleeding–non traumatic 1,227 (1.8) 689 (2.0) 494 (1.6) 44 (3.2) .
Diabetes 1,149 (1.7) 594 (1.7) 533 (1.7) 21 (1.5) 1 (0.7)
Psychiatry, suicide 1,017 (1.5) 539 (1.6) 476 (1.5) 2 (0.1) .
Allergic reaction 758 (1.1) 582 (1.7) 176 (0.6) . .
Violence, abuse 522 (0.8) 216 (0.6) 304 (1.0) 1 (0.1) 1 (0,7)
Sick child 476 (0.7) 391 (1.1) 84 (0.3) 1 (0.1) .
Gynaecology, pregnancy 435 (0.7) 259 (0.8) 142 (0.5) 34 (2.4) .
Headache 414 (0.6) 384 (1.1) 9 (0.0) 21 (1.5) .
Ear, nose, throat 278 (0.4) 66 (0.2) 202 (0.7) 10 (0.7) .
Urinary system 273 (0.4) 12 (0.0) 255 (0.8) 6 (0.4) .
Fire or electricity injury 248 (0.4) 144 (0.4) 103 (0.3) 1 (0.1) .
Fever 182 (0.3) 127 (0.4) 55 (0.2) . .
Foreign body in airway 145 (0.2) 131 (0.4) 14 (0.0) . .
Childbirth 120 (0.2) 96 (0.3) 13 (0.0) . 11 (7.9)
Possible death or Sudden Infant Death 93 (0.2) 76 (0.2) 16 (0.0) 1 (0.1) .
Eye 83 (0.2) 37 (0.1) 41 (0.1) 5 (0.4) .
Unconscious child 82 (0.1) 82 (0.2) . . .
Animal and insect bites 74 (0.1) 57 (0.2) 13 (0.0) 4 (0.3) .
Hypo- and hyperthermia 64 (0.1) 42 (0.1) 22 (0.1) . .
Chemicals and gases 54 (0.1) 32 (0.1) 20 (0.1) 2 (0.1) .
Drowning 34 (0.1) 30(0.1) 4 (0.0) . .
Poisoning in children 27 (0.0) 17 (0.1) 10 (0.0) . .
Skin and rash 10 (0.0) 8 (0.0) 1 (0.0) 1 (0.1) .
Diving accident 5 (0.0) 5 (0.0) . . .
Large scale accident 3 (0.0) 3 (0.0) . . .
All 67,135 (100) 34,489 (100) 31,116 (100) 1,391 (100) 139 (100)
  1. All patients with a valid Danish Index code (67.135) distributed according to main symptom group and level of emergency, as defined by The Danish Index for Emergency Care.