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Table 1 Consultation characteristics of all intubated (n = 68) and non-intubated patient consultations with alcohol intoxication (n = 2935)

From: Intubation in acute alcohol intoxications at the emergency department

 Total (n = 3003)Intubation (n = 68)No Intubation (n = 2935)p
Sex, [n (%)]
 Male1899(63.2)50(73.5)1849(63.0)0.075
Age, [median (IQR)]39.0(27–52)42.0(28–53)39.0(27–52)0.435
Personal history, [n (%)]       
 Diabetes mellitus135(4.5)2(2.9)133(4.5)0.530
 Liver disease191(6.4)3(4.4)188(6.4)0.503
 Dementia22(0.7)0(0.0)22(0.8)0.473
 Myocardial infarction81(2.7)2(2.9)79(2.7)0.902
 Malignancy59(2.0)2(2.9)57(1.9)0.559
 Chronic kidney disease12(0.4)1(1.5)11(0.4)0.157
Medication therapy on admission, [n (%)]
 Any medication619(20.7)13(19.1)606(20.7)0.752
 Antiepileptic216(7.2)4(5.9)212(7.2)0.669
 Opioids84(2.8)4(5.9)80(2.7)0.120
 Diuretic83(2.8)1(1.5)82(2.8)0.509
 Antihypertensive286(9.5)6(8.8)280(9.6)0.838
 Antithrombotic207(6.9)6(8.8)201(6.9)0.528
 Antidiabetic105(3.5)1(1.5)104(3.6)0.356
Type of admission, [n (%)]
 Ambulance1827(60.9)43(64.2)1784(60.8) 
 General Practitioner29(1.0)0(0.0)29(1.0) 
 External Hospital110(3.7)11(16.4)99(3.4) 
 Police399(13.3)0(0.0)399(13.6) 
 Air Rescue38(1.3)11(16.4)27(0.9) 
 Walk-In598(19.9)2(3.0)596(20.3)< 0.001
Triage, [n (%)]
 Life-threatening238(7.9)42(61.8)196(6.7) 
 Urgent conditions1133(37.7)16(23.5)1117(38.1) 
 Semi-urgent conditions1457(48.5)6(8.8)1451(49.4) 
 Non-urgent conditions100(3.3)0(0.0)100(3.4) 
 Missing75(2.5)4(5.9)71(2.4)< 0.001
Primary shock room use, [n (%)]270(9.0)62(91.2)208(7.1)< 0.001