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Table 1 General emergency characteristics

From: Analgesia in adult trauma patients in physician-staffed Austrian helicopter rescue: a 12-year registry analysis

  Adults (≥ 15 yrs)n= 26,059*n (%)
  Male n= 17,950 (68.9) Female n= 8103 (31.1)
Age (years)
15–19 1679 (9.4) 793 (9.8)
20–39 5916 (33.0) 1940 (23.9)
40–59 6788 (37.8) 2912 (35.9)
60–79 3180 (17.7) 1799 (22.2)
>  80 387 (2.2) 659 (8.1)
Emergency classification
Accident (mountain) 5063 (28.2) 3265 (40.3)
Accident (other) 12,444 (69.3) 4531 (55.9)
Other 443 (2.5) 306 (3.8)
Analgesics used
Opioids 14,013 (78.1) 6038 (74.5)
Esketamine 6144 (34.2) 2938 (36.3)
Metamizole 516 (2.9) 282 (3.5)
NSAIDs+ 323 (1.8) 160 (2.0)
 NACA Score as median (IQR) 4 (3–4) 3 (3–4)
Injury localizations per patient
 1 9776 (54.5) 5089 (62.8)
 2–3 7072 (39.4) 2645 (32.6)
 >  3 1065 (5.9) 356 (4.4)
Injury localizations
Head 4901 (27.3) 1858 (23.0)
Spine 4228 (23.6) 1729 (21.3)
Chest 4423 (24.6) 1403 (17.3)
Abdomen 1537 (8.6) 546 (6.7)
Pelvis 1023 (5.7) 411 (5.1)
Upper limb 7022 (39.1) 2479 (30.6)
Lower limb 8011 (44.6) 4367 (53.9)
Injury types
 Fracture 12,791 (71.3) 6054 (74.7)
 Contusion 5930 (33.0) 2424 (29.9)
 Soft tissue 6026 (33.6) 1933 (23.9)
 Traumatic brain injury 2871 (16.0) 1065 (13.1)
 Internal organs 1125 (6.3) 379 (4.7)
 Neurovascular 1055 (5.9) 251 (3.1)
  1. * sex unknown in n=6 cases; + Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs