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Table 1 Emergency call and mission characteristics

From: Spontaneous trigger words associated with confirmed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a descriptive pilot study of emergency calls

 True cardiac arrestNon-cardiac arrestp-value
 n = 51n = 29 
Trigger words
 Total, n (%)194 (67)97 (33) 
 Median (IQR)3 (2–5)3 (2–5)0.369
Time of OHCA suspicion, n = (%)
 Initial reason for dispatch15 (29)6 (21)0.440
 EMS en route34 (67)23 (79)0.307
 OHCA not suspected2 (4)0 (0)0.532
 Initial dispatch code non-specific23 (45)12 (41)0.817
Duration, median (IQR); min:sec
 Emergency call6:47 (5:12–8:35)5:31 (3:41–8:49)0.423
 Total spontaneous speech5:12 (3:31–6:44)3:55 (3:05–7:08)0.506
 Initial description of situation0:05 (0:04–0:10)0:05 (0:04–0:09)0.590
  1. IQR interquartile range; OHCA out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; EMS emergency medical services