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Table 1 Patient characteristics for the two groups

From: Intubation during a medevac flight: safety and effect on total prehospital time in the helicopter emergency medical service system

  Flight Group Ground Group p-value
  (n = 192) (n = 184)  
Age, median (IQR), y 74 (60–82) 73 (59–83) 0.91
Male, No. (%) 135 (70.3) 115 (62.5) 0.13
Medical conditions, No. (%) 108 (56.3) 105 (57.1) 0.92
 Heart disease 45 (23.4) 40 (21.7) 0.71
 Respiratory disease 3 (1.6) 11 (6.0) 0.03
 Stroke 35 (18.2) 37 (20.1) 0.70
 Sepsis 2 (1.0) 0 (0) 0.50
 Others 23 (12.0) 17 (9.2) 0.41
Trauma and others, No. (%) 84 (43.7) 79 (42.9) 0.92
 Trauma 55 (28.6) 48 (26.1) 0.64
 Suffocation 11 (5.7) 5 (2.7) 0.20
 Others 18 (9.4) 26 (14.1) 0.20
Vital sign, median (IQR)a
 Respiratory rate 22 (18–30) 22 (16–28) 0.56
 Heart rate 100 (80–126) 89 (70–120) 0.08
 Systolic blood pressure 130 (80–180) 129 (83–189) 0.80
 Glasgow Coma Scale 6 (3–11) 6 (3–7) 0.19
CA, No. (%) 75 (39.1) 89 (48.4) 0.08
  1. Abbreviations: CA Cardiac arrest, IQR Inter quartile range
  2. aexcluding cardiac arrest