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Table 3 Time requirement results by study participant characteristics and comparison to mSTaRT

From: Evaluation of a novel algorithm for primary mass casualty triage by paramedics in a physician manned EMS system: a dummy based trial

   Professional education (staffing) Employment status Previous mSTaRT training  
  Whole collective Mobile intensive care units Patient transport ambulance Disaster response teams Career teams Volunteer teams Yes No MSTaRT [[14]]
(n = 780) (n = 420) (n = 40) (n = 100) (n = 480) (n = 140) (n = 220) (n = 160)
Time requirement in seconds
Average 35.4 35.0 30.6* 39.1* 34.6† 38.4† 33.6 36.5 41.0
34.2 - 36.4 33.3 - 36.6 25.9 - 35.3 35.4 - 43.0 33.1 - 36.1 35.5 - 41.4 31.7 - 35.8 33.6 - 39.5  
Median 35.0 34.0 28.5 39.0 34.0 39.5 33.0 36.0 35.0
34.0 - 37.0 32.0 - 36.0 25.5 - 40.0 35.0 - 43.0 32.0 - 37.0 36.0 - 43.0 31.0 - 35.0 32.0 - 39.0  
Range 3 - 104 3 - 104 5 - 55 5 - 88 3 - 104 5 - 88 4 - 76 4 - 88 10 - 121
25th percentile 24.0 24.3 19.8 26.0 24.0 26.0 25.0 23.3 25.0
(21.3 – 25.2) (21.0 – 26.0) (9.0 – 27.0) (18.0 – 30.0) (21.0 – 26.0) (19.0 – 30.0) (21.0 – 27.0) (17.0 – 27.0)  
75th percentile 46.0 46.0 45.0 50.0 46.0 49.8 44.0 49.0 49.0
(45.0 – 48.0) (43.0 – 48.0) (35.0 – 47.0) (45.0 – 56.0) (32.0 – 37.0) (45.8 – 54.0) (41.0 – 47.0) (45.0 – 53.8)  
90th percentile 57.9 58.0 49.9 65.8 56.0 58.9 53.0 62.0 65.0
(55.0 – 61.0) (53.0 – 62.0) (45.0 – 54.5) (56.0 – 75.2) (53.0 – 60.8) (55.7 – 67.5) (50.0 – 59.0) (56.0 – 69.0)  
95th percentile 66.0 67.0 53.0 76.0 65.0 70.0 60.0 70.0 98.0
(63.0 – 69.9) (62.0 – 70.0) (47.0 – 55.0) (64.7 – 86.0) (61.0 – 69.0) (60.4 – 77.6) (55.0 – 67.0) (64.5 – 77.0)  
  1. Values in parenthesis represent the 95% confidence interval. *, †: P < 0.05 (ANOVA).