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Table 1 Comparison of patient groups according to the pain assessment

From: Assessment of pain in a Norwegian Emergency Department

  Pain assessment (n = 586) No pain assessment (n = 178)
Age (Mean ± SD) 57.9 ± 21.5 60.5 ± 22.3
Female 49.9 % 59.4 %*
Systolic BP < 100 mmHg 2.6 % (n = 15) 10.5 % (n = 13)*
O2 Sat < 95 % 12.0 % (n = 70) 25.8 % (n = 32)*
Age > 64 years 44.6 % (n = 261) 50.3 % (n = 88)
Triage level (RETTS):   
 Red 9.6 % 8.4 %
 Orange 29.4 % 28.1 %
 Yellow 46.3 % 52.2 %
 Green 14.4 % 10.7 %
 Blue 0.3 % 0.6 %
  1. *Statistically significant, p < 0.05