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Table 2 Number of deaths on day 1 and day 1–30 for Danish Index criteria (n) and percentages (%) (row percentages) and for all deaths (column percentages)

From: Which symptoms pose the highest risk in patients calling for an ambulance? A population-based cohort study from Denmark

Danish Index criteria N Day 1 = same or following day after 112 call Day 30 after 112 call
Deaths day 1 Numbers (%) Percentage of all deaths Deaths day 1–30 cumulative Numbers (%) Percentage of all deaths
Unconscious adult/ possible cardiac arrest 2657 1146(43) 38.1 1335(50.3) 25.3
Breathing difficulties 6158 317(5.1) 10.5 907(14.8) 17.2
Unclear problem 9212 292(3.2) 9.7 697(7.6) 13.2
Possible stroke 8632 133(1.5) 4.4 460(5.6) 8.7
Chest pain 12,071 83(0.7) 2.8 246(2.1) 4.7
Accidents 8879 54(0.6) 1.8 216(2.4) 4.1
Pain in the extremities - wounds - fractures - small injuries 5267 16(0.3) 0.5 140(2.6) 2.7
Abdominal pain - back pain 4431 44(0.9) 1.5 123(2.8) 2.3
Bleeding - not traumatic 1472 30(2.1) 0.9 103(6.9) 1.9
Psychiatry – suicidal 1029 53(5.2) 1.8 62(5.9) 1.2
Traffic accident 4019 41(1.0) 1.4 55(1.4) 1.0
Diabetes 1174 18(1.5) 0.6 49(4.2) 0.9
Seizures 3133 12(0.4) 0.4 48(1.6) 0.9
Fever 456 6(1.3) 0.2 27(5.9) 0.5
Alcohol - poisoning – overdose 2781 12(0.4) 0.4 19(0.7) 0.4
Headache 736 4(0.5) 0.1 16(2.2) 0.3
Foreign body in airways 219 8(3.6) 0.3 11(0.5) 0.2
Burns - electric injury 470 6(1.3) 0.2 10(2.1) 0.2
Urinary system 325 4(1.2) 0.1 10(3.1) 0.2
Unconscious child/ possible cardiac arrest 84 7(8.2) 0.2 7(8.2) 0.1
Drowning 43 7(16.3) 0.2 7(16.3) 0.1
Ear - nose – throat 410 1(0.2) 0.0 6(1.5) 0.1
Hypothermia - Hyperthermia 47 1(2.1) 0.0 4(8.5) 0.1
Violence – abuse 493 2(0.4) 0.1 4(0.8) 0.1
Allergic reaction 790 1(0.1) 0.0 2(0.3) 0.0
Gynaecology - pregnancy 426 0(0) 0.0 2(0.5) 0.0
Diving accident 7 1(14.3) 0.0 1(14.3) 0.0
Skin and rash 11 0(0) 0.0 1(9.1) 0.0
Sick child 773 1(0.1) 0.0 1(0.1) 0.0
Catastrophe - big accidents 12 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Animal bite - insect bite 75 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Poisoning in children 35 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Birth 121 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Chemicals – gasses 32 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Eye 109 0(0) 0.0 0(0) 0.0
Total 77,313 2997(3.9) 100 4571(6.8) 100