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Table 1 Demographics of all missions and deaths within 30 days of an EMS encounter categorized according to time of death

From: Does the prehospital National Early Warning Score predict the short-term mortality of unselected emergency patients?

  Total Alive
Days 1–30
Deaths
Day 1
Deaths
Days 2–30
P-value
Missions, n 12.426 11.865 191 370  
Mean age, years (SD) 65.4 (20.0) 64.9 (20.1) 70.8 (15.6) 78.2 (13.1) < 0.001
Male, n (%) 6283 (50.6) 6008 (50.6) 98 (51.3) 177 (47.8) 0.55
The time of EMS mission      < 0.001
 00:00–07:59, n (%) 2797 (22,5) 2701 (22.8) 39 (20.4) 59 (15.9)  
 08:00–15:59, n (%) 5156 (41.6) 4873 (41.1) 104 (54.5) 190 (51.4)  
 16:00–23:59, n (%) 4456 (35.9) 4291 (36.2) 48 (25.1) 121 (32.7)  
Mean EMS response time from call to arrival at the scene, minutes (SD) 13.5 (10.6) 13.5 (10.6) 10.4 (8.0) 13.1 (10.6) < 0.001; 0.795
Mean EMS mission time from call to arrival at the receiving facility, minutes (SD) 57.2 (31.8) 56.9 (31.7) 66.0 (33.9) 64.9 (34.2) 0.017; < 0.001