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Table 1 Study population and missions characteristics. Data are expressed as numbers and frequencies for categorical variables and medians and interquartile ranges (25th to 75th percentile). [] = missing values

From: Prehospital management of burns requiring specialized burn centre evaluation: a single physician-based emergency medical service experience

  Study group
n = 86 (100%)
TBSA < 20%
n = 55 (64%)
TBSA ≥20%
n = 31 (36%)
p-value
Age (years) [0] 26 (12–51) 23 (3–50) 39 (20–58) 0.031*
Gender male, n (%) [0] 63 (73) 43 (78) 20 (65) 0.169
Weight (kg), median [11] 65 (20–81) 62 (14–88) 67 (60–75) 0.253
Injury context, n (%) [0]:
 - Domestic 50 (58) 33 (60) 17 (55) 0.641
 - Work 18 (21) 11 (20) 7 (23) 0.778
 - Leisure 6 (7) 5 (9.1) 1 (3) 0.305
 - Others 11 (13) 5 (9.1) 6 (19) 0.171
Facial burn, n (%) [0] 52 (60) 29 (53) 23 (74) 0.051
Inhalation injury, n (%) [0] 35 (41) 15 (27) 20 (65) 0.001*
Carbon monoxide intoxication, n (%) [0] 4 (4.7) 0 4 (13) 0.006*
Type of PEMS, n (%) [0]:
 - Ground 35 (41) 23 (42) 12 (39) 0.381
 - Helicopter 47 (55) 32 (58) 15 (48) 0.778
 - Both 4 (4.7) 0 4 (13) 0.006*
Time intervals (minutes), median [0]:
 - Response 15 (9–21) 15 (10–21) 13 (9–20) 0.342
 - On-scene 19 (13–30) 16 (11–22) 28 (17–42) < 0.001*
 - Transport 11 (7–17) 11 (6–18) 10 (7–16) 0.790
 - Prehospital treatment 33 (22–45) 29 (19–39) 45 (24–56) 0.003*
NACA score, median [0] 4 (3–5) 4 (3–4) 5 (4–5) < 0.001*