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Table 1 Description of study sample

From: Guideline adherence among prehospital emergency nurses when caring for patients with chest pain: a prospective cohort study

  All Sex Acute myocardial infarction Missing
Women Men Yes (%) No (%)
All (%) 2092 (100) 1054 (50) 1038 (50) 254 (12) 1838 (88) 0 (0)
Age       
Median (Q25–Q75) 73 (60–83) 74 (62–84) 72 (58–82) 76 (67–85) 73 (58–83) 0 (0)
Acute myocardial infarction (%) 254 (12) 94 (9) 160 (15) 254 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0)
NRS > 3 n (%) 1234 (65) 620 (65) 614 (65) 160 (72) 1074 (64) 196 (9)
Nausea (%) 540 (30) 305 (33) 235 (26) 63 (31) 477 (29) 270 (13)
Oxygen saturation < 90% (%) 60 (3) 28 (3) 32 (3) 13 (5) 47 (3) 4 (0.2)
Priority by emergency dispatch centre       0 (0)
Priority 1 1452 (69) 717 (68) 735 (71) 199 (78) 1253 (68)  
Priority 2 628 (30) 328 (31) 300 (29) 53 (21) 575 (31)  
Priority 3 12 (1) 9 (1) (3 (< 1) 2 (1) 10 (1)  
Priority 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Priority by EMS-personnel       
Priority 1 242 (12) 81 (8) 161 (16) 98 (39) 144 (8) 0 (0)
Priority 2 1606 (77) 824 (78) 782 (75) 142 (56) 1464 (80)  
Priority 3 238 (11) 145 (14) 93 (9) 14 (6) 224 (12)  
Priority 4 6 (< 1) 4 (< 1) 2 (< 1) 0 (0) 6 (< 1)  
Median EMS time with patient (min) (Q1–Q3) 50 (44–65) 52 (34–68) 50 (35–63) 52 (48–68) 50 (33–65) 27 (1)
  1. Description of the complete cohort of 2092 patients
  2. NRS, Numeric Rating Scale, EMS, Emergency Medical Services