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Table 2 Baseline characteristics by triage code category

From: Poor performance of quick-SOFA (qSOFA) score in predicting severe sepsis and mortality – a prospective study of patients admitted with infection to the emergency department

Variable n (% missing) Green Yellow Orange Red
n = 146 n = 671 n = 609 n = 109
n (% of category) n (% of category) n (% of category) n (% of category)
Male sex 1535 (0%) 79 (54.1) 343 (51.1) 330 (54.2) 61 (56.0)
Age category 1535 (0%)     
  < 70   80 (54.8) 458 (68.2) 397 (65.2) 59 (54.1)
 70-79   25 (17.1) 65 (9.7) 76 (12.5) 21 (19.3)
  ≥ 80   41 (28.1) 148 (22.1) 136 (22.3) 29 (26.6)
Glasgow Coma Scale <15 1492 (2.8) 5 (3.6) 17 (2.6) 20 (3.4) 12 (12.0)
   Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Age (years) 1535 (0.0) 67 (39-80) 59 (38-76) 62 (44-77) 66 (43-80)
Respiratory Rate (min-1) 1500 (2.2) 16 (15-20) 18 (16-20) 20 (18-24) 30 (24-36)
Heart Rate (min-1) 1518 (1.1) 81 (72-88) 83 (73-94) 93 (80-105) 105 (90-122)
Temperature (°C) 1518 (1.1) 105 (90-122) 37.1 (36.7-37.5) 37.7 (37.0-38.6) 38.2 (37.2-39.1)
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 1522 (0.8) 135 (125-151) 133 (120-148) 130 (116-143) 128 (107-149)
Creatinine (mmol/L) 1491 (2.8) 74 (62-86) 72 (57-88) 76 (62-103) 86 (62-114)
Saturation (SpO2 %) 1492 (2.8) 98 (96-99) 98 (96-99) 97 (95-99) 95 (90-98)
  1. IQR Interquartile range (25-75% percentile)