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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 9720)

From: Changes in anaesthetic use for trauma patients in German HEMS – a retrospective study over a ten-year period

  Trauma patients (n = 9720)
Distribution, n
 1-6a 284
 7-17a 852
  ≥ 18a 8558
 Age, median (SD) [years] 43 (22)
 Male sex, n (%*) 7109 (73)
Trauma, life-threatening, n (%)*
 TBI 4164 (43)
 Chest 1985 (20)
 Abdomen 1069 (11)
 Pelvis 720 (7)
 Extremities 2175 (22)
Vital signs on scene
 Systolic blood pressure, median (SD) [mmHg] 120 (36)
 HR, median [bpm] (SD) 100 (25)
 Shock Index, n (%) ≤ 1 7198 (74)
> 1 2302 (24)
 SpO2 >  90 6997 (72)
≤ 90 2723 (28)
 GCS >  8 5741 (59)
≤ 8 3979 (41)
  1. Values are given in absolute numbers (n). In round parentheses relative values referred to the entire cohort (n = 9720) or the standard deviation (SD) are presented