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Table 1 Characteristics of the acutely admitted patients at index ED visit at the emergency department

From: Use of the prognostic biomarker suPAR in the emergency department improves risk stratification but has no effect on mortality: a cluster-randomized clinical trial (TRIAGE III)

  Intervention
(N = 8900)
Control
(N = 7901)
Hospital, number patients (%)
 Bispebjerg Hospital 3451 (38.8%) 3569 (45.2%)
 Herlev Hospital 5449 (61.2%) 4332 (54.8%)
Patients
 Female sex, no. (%) 4689 (52.7%) 4175 (52.8%)
 Age (years), mean (SD) 60.4 (20.8) 60.9 (20.7)
 Charlson score, mean (SD) 0.7 (1.5) 0.7 (1.5)
 Length of hospital stay (days), mean (SD) 4.4 (8.3) 4.5 (8.7)
 In-hospital admission, no. (%) 4461 (50.1) 4031 (51.0)
Biomarkers, median (IQR)
 Albumin (g/L) 39 (35 to 43) 39 (34 to 42)
 Creatinine (μmol/L) 76 (62 to 94) 75.0 (62 to 93)
 CRP (mg/L) 5.0 (3.0 to 39.0) 5.0 (3.0 to 41.0)
 Haemoglobin (mmol/L) 8.3 (7.5 to 9.0) 8.3 (7.6 to 9.1)
 suPAR (ng/ml) 4.1 (2.9 to 6.0) n.a.
Subgroups, diagnoses at discharge
 Cancer, no. (%) 559 (6.3%) 471 (6%)
 Cardiovascular disease, no. (%) 1918 (21.6%) 1726 (21.8%)
 Infections, no. (%) 1676 (18.8%) 1584 (20%)
 Neurological disease, no. (%) 936 (10.5%) 864 (10.9%)
 Surgery during admission, no. (%) 876 (9.8%) 787 (10%)
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation, suPAR soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor