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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of EMS dispatches for the total population and separated by type of EMS care provider

From: Safety of on-scene medical care by EMS nurses in non-transported patients: a prospective, observational study

Variable Overall population (n = 1095) Ambulance team (n = 935; 85.4%) Rapid responder (n = 160; 14.6%)
Age 47 (30–64) 48 (31-63) 45 (28-67)
Male 480 (43.8%) 426 (45.6%) 54 (33.8)
Provisional diagnosis    
 Non-specific abdominal pain 38 (3.5%) 34 (3.6%) 4 (2.5%)
 Angina pectoris 15 (1.4%) 14 (1.5%) 1 (0.6%)
 Non-specific thoracic pain 19 (1.7%) 18 (1.9%) 1 (0.6%)
 Burns 4 (0.4%) 1 (0.1%) 3 (1.9%)
 Collapse 95 (8.7%) 80 (8.6%) 15 (9.4%)
 Dizziness 18 (1.6%) 15 (1.6%) 3 (1.9%)
 Epilepsy 34 (3.1%) 32 (3.4%) 2 (1.3%)
 Epistaxis 7 (0.6%) 5 (0.5%) 2 (1.3%)
 Head/neck injury 38 (3.5%) 34 (3.6%) 4 (2.5%)
 Hypoglycemia 51 (4.7%) 45 (4.8%) 6 (3.8%)
 Infection 37 (3.4%) 32 (3.4%) 5 (3.1%)
 Intoxication 26 (2.4%) 23 (2.5%) 3 (1.9%)
 Small traumatic injuries 197 (18.0%) 153 (16.4%) 44 (27.5%)
 Colic 7 (0.6%) 7 (0.7%) NA
 Myalgia 46 (4.2%) 38 (4.1%) 8 (5.0%)
 Unknown 107 (9.8%) 100 (10.7%) 7 (4.4%)
 Other 63 (5.8%) 51 (5.5%) 12 (7.5%)
 Palpitations 9 (0.8%) 9 (1.0%) NA
 Panic attack 209 (19.1%) 180 (19.3%) 29 (18.1%)
 Arrhythmia 11 (1.0%) 10 (1.1%) 1 (0.6%)
 Socio-psychiatric complaints 15 (1.4%) 12 (1.3%) 3 (1.9%)
 Vasovagal syncope 49 (4.5%) 42 (4.5%) 7 (4.4%)
  1. Data are shown as median (P25-P75) or as number (%)