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Table 2 Baseline data of participants

From: Are 5-level triage systems improved by using a symptom based approach?—a Danish cohort study

  DEPT VITAL-TRIAGE p values
Men 253,245 (50.9%) 70,194 (52.2%) < 0.001
Women 244,440 (49.1%) 64,317 (47.8%)  
Age
 Age, median (IQR) 53 (IQR 34:72) 52 (IQR 33:71) < 0.001
 18–49 224,888 (45.2%) 61,872 (46.0%)  
 50–64 96,869 (19.5%) 26,534 (19.7%)  
 65–79 103,525 (20.8%) 28,527 (21.2%)  
 79+ 62,403 (14.5%) 17,578 (13.1%)  
Triage categories
 Grey 108,837 (21.9%) 37,025 (27.5%) < 0.001
 Blue 94,601 (19.0%) 15,114 (11.2%)  
 Green 117,032 (23.5%) 52,454 (39.0%)  
 Yellow 103,738 (20.8%) 25,705 (19.1%)  
 Orange 62,672 (12.6%) 2700 (2.0%)  
 Red 10,805 (2.2%) 1513 (1.1%)  
Charlson Comorbidity Index
 CCI 0 305,568 (61.4%) 83,428 (62.0%) < 0.001
 CCI 1 77,421 (15.6%) 20,042 (14.9%)  
 CCI 2 47,848 (9.6%) 12,673 (9.4%)  
 CCI > 2 66,848 (13.4%) 18,368 (13.7)  
  1. Bold values describe the statistical p-value
  2. The table contains distributions of ED contacts into gender, age and Charlson Comorbidity Index. Horizontally categorized by triage systems
  3. *p values were based on Pearson’s Chi-square test for categorical variables and frequencies, and Wilcoxon ranks sum test for ordinal variables