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Table 3 Baseline characteristics at time of arrival to the EDa

From: Shock in the emergency department; a 12 year population based cohort study

Variable Total (%)
N (%) 1,646 (100 %)
Age in years, Median (IQR) 71 (56–80)
Sex (%)  
 Male 885 (53.8 %)
 Female 761 (46.2 %)
Age in age groups, yr (%)  
 18–39 146 (8.9 %)
 40–64 496 (30.1 %)
 65–84 745 (45.3 %)
 85+ 259 (15.7 %)
Charlson Comorbidity Index (%)  
 0 495 (30.1 %)
 1 627 (38.1 %)
  >2 524 (31.8 %)
Vital variables  
 Systolic blood pressure, Median (IQR) 88 (80–94)
 Diastolic blood pressure, Median (IQR) 53 (44–62)
 Heart rate, Median (IQR) 100 (85–114)
Shock Index (SI), n (%)  
 SI, Median (IQR) 1.2 (1.0–1.3)
 SI ≤0.7 94 (5.9)
 0.7> SI ≤1 267 (16.6 %)
 SI >1.0 1,245 (77.5 %)
Number of organ failures, n (%)  
 1 1,155 (70.2 %)
 2 389 (23.6 %)
 3+ 114 (6.2 %)
Site of organ failure (%)  
 Cardiovascular 1,245 (76.6 %)
 Renal 382 (23.2 %)
 Coagulation 545 (33.1 %)
 Hepatic 78 (4.7 %)
  1. aValues expressed as total number (fraction) and medians [25 percentile-75 percentile] as appropriate