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Table 1 Patient’s characteristics

From: Airway Management in the Emergency Department (The OcEAN-Study) - a prospective single centre observational cohort study

  out-of-hospital airway management (n = 150) ED airway management (n = 136) p
Epidemiology
 age (years), MV ± SD, 66 ± 16 65 ± 18 0.730
 Median, min-max 69, 18–94 71, 20–89  
 Weight (kg), MV ± SD, 83 ± 27 81 ± 22 0.403
 Median, min-max 80, 42–180 80, 40–150  
 Hight (cm), MV ± SD, 170 ± 32 170 ± 9 0.992
 Median, min-max 170, 150–190 170, 140–190  
 BMI (kg/m2), MV ± SD, 28 ± 8 28 ± 7 0.419
 Median, min-max 28, 15–58 26, 16–59  
 Male Gender [n, (%)] 86 (57.3%) 82 (60.2%) 0.611
 NACA (points), MV ± SD, 5.3 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 0.7 0.001
 Median, min-max 5.5, 3–6 5, 3–6  
 ASA (points), MV ± SD, 3.5 ± 1.3 3.2 ± 0.9 0.007
 Median, min-max 4, 1–6 3, 1–5  
Reason for airway management
 Cardiac arrest [n, (%)] 74 (49.3%) 9 (6.6%) < 0.001
 Unconsciousness [n, (%)] 50 (33.3%) 58 (42.6%) 0.105
 Respiratory failure [n, (%)] 18 (12.0%) 50 (36.8%) < 0.001
 Hemodynamic instability [n, (%)] 8 (5.3%) 19 (14.0%) 0.01