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Table 3 Demographic data, ASA classification and patient classification categorised according to delay in definitive treatment

From: Impact of icing weather conditions on the patients in helicopter emergency medical service: a prospective study from Northern Finland

Characteristic All patients (n = 57) Definitive treatment not delayed (n = 36) Definitive treatment delayed (n = 21) p value
Age, mean (SD) 57.0 (21.9) 55.5 (21.5) 59.4 (22.8) 0.52a
Age group, n (%)     0.36b
  < 18 yrs 4 (7) 2 (6) 2 (10)  
 18–65 yrs 29 (51) 21 (58) 8 (38)  
  > 65 yrs 24 (42) 13 (36) 11 (52)  
Gender (male), n (%) 30 (53) 18 (50) 12 (57) 0.78c
ASA classification, n (%)     0.89b
 ASA I 15 (26) 10 (28) 5 (24)  
 ASA II 18 (32) 10 (28) 8 (38)  
 ASA III 23 (40) 15 (42) 8 (38)  
 ASA IV 1 (2) 1 (3) 0  
Patient classification, n (%)     0.016c
 Internal medicine 20 (35) 10 (28) 10 (48)  
 Neurology 22 (39) 19 (53) 3 (14)  
 Trauma 15 (26) 7 (19) 8 (38)  
  1. a Independent samples t test, b Fisher exact test, c Chi-square test