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Table 2 Baseline characteristics including triage level, known disease and clinical presentation

From: Point-of-care ultrasound induced changes in management of unselected patients in the emergency department - a prospective single-blinded observational trial

Characteristic Total (n = 403)
Age, median (IQR) 55.7 (38.5; 70.1)
Male Gender, n(%) 247 (61,3)
BMI, median (IQR) 25.4 (22.9; 29.0)
BP systolic, mean (SD) 142.1 (25.6)
BP diastolic, mean (SD) 84.9 (14.9)
Temperature, median (IQR) 37.0 (36.6; 37.3)
Respiration rate, median (IQR) 16 (16; 18)
Heart rate mean (SD) 76.1 (17.5)
SpO2, median (IQR) 98 (96; 99)
Smoker n(%) 53 (13.2)
Alcohol abuse n(%) 16 (4.0)
Triage level n(%) [95% CI]
1 (blue) 79 (19.6) [15.8; 23.8]
2 (green) 109 (27.1) [22.8; 31.7]
3 (yellow) 175 (43.4) [38.5; 48.4]
4 (orange) 34 (8.4) [5.9; 11.6]
5 (red) 6 (1.5) [0.5; 3.2]
Known comorbidity n(%) [95% CI]
Hypertension 74 (18.4) [14.7; 22.5]
Cardiac disease 68 (16.9) [13.3; 20.9]
Pulmonary disease 40 (9.9) [7.2; 13.3]
Diabetes 32 (7.9) [5.5; 11.0]
Cancer 9 (2.2) [1.0; 4.2]
None of the above 180 (44.7) [39.7; 49.7]
Clinical presentation n (%) [95% CI]
Orthopedic complaint 110 (27.3) [23.0; 31.9]
Abdominal pain 108 (26.8) [22.5; 31.4]
Chest pain 41 (10.2) [7.4; 13.5]
Dyspnea 40 (9.9) [7.2; 13.3]
Traffic accident 28 (6.9) [4.7; 9.9]
Unexpected fall/syncope 26 (6.5) [4.3; 9.3]
Dizziness 11 (2.7) [1.4; 4.8]
Fever 5 (1.2) [0.4; 2.9]
Chest trauma 3 (0.7) [0.2; 2.2]
Abdominal trauma 1 (0.2) [0.0; 1.4]
Other 94 (23.3) [19.3; 27.8]
  1. IQR Interquartile Range, BMI Body Mass Index, BP Blood pressure, SD Standard Deviation, SpO2 Peripheral oxygen saturation, CI Confidence interval