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Table 2 Characteristics of the 323 ambulance patients with suspected infection and the 144 patients with sepsis

From: Performance of NEWS2, RETTS, clinical judgment and the Predict Sepsis screening tools with respect to identification of sepsis among ambulance patients with suspected infection: a prospective cohort study

Variable All patients Patients with outcome sepsis
Number* (%*) Median (IQR) Number* (%*) Median (IQR)
Age (yr)   78 (72–85)   78 (70–84)
 < 65 years 36/323 (11.1)   18/144 (12.5)  
65–74 years 78/323 (24.1)   39/144 (27.1)  
 ≥ 75 years 209/323 (64.7)   87/144 (60.4)  
Gender     
Male 189/323 (58.5)   90/144 (62.5)  
Ambulance priority     
1 62/320 (19.4)   48/143 (33.6)  
2 222/320 (69.4)   88/143 (61.5)  
3 36/320 (11.3)   7/143 (4.9)  
Admitted to in-hospital care 273/323 (84.5)   139/144 (96.5)  
Outcome     
Sepsis 144/323 (44.6)    
No sepsis 179/323 (55.4)    
Septic shocka    17/138 (12.3)  
ICD-code upon hospital discharge     
ICD-code sepsis 29/321 (9.0)   24/142 (16.9)  
ICD-code infection 211/321 (65.7)   118/142 (83.1)  
In-hospital mortality 21/323 (6.5)   15/144 (10.4)  
  1. IQR, Interquartile range; ICD, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
  2. *Of patients with documented variable
  3. aseptic shock defined in accordance with Sepsis-3 within 36 h from emergency department arrival