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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Age is associated with increased mortality in the RETTS-A triage scale

Characteristic Age 18–59 years Age 60–79 years Age ≥ 80 years p-value
Number of patients (% of total n = 639,387) 58 28 14  
Age (years, median ± STDEV) 39 ± 12 69 ± 5 87 ± 5  
Gender (% per age strata, women) 56 49 60 <  0.001
Prehospital care (% per age strata) 58 55 52 <  0.001
ED- Length of stay (minutes, median, IQR) 202, 168 231, 184 263, 200 <  0.001
Admitted to hospital (%, per age strata) 19 41 51 <  0.001
Triage (%, per age stratum)
 Red 4 7 9 <  0.001
 Orange 12 19 23 <  0.001
 Yellow 38 45 46 <  0.001
 Green 46 29 22 <  0.001
Outcomes
 7-day mortality (%, per age strata) 0.1 1 3 <  0.001
 30-day mortality (%, per age strata) 0.3 3 7 <  0.001
 7-day mortality (%, per age strata, Red/Green) 1.3/0.01 5.77/0.2 11.7/0.6 <  0.001
 30-day mortality (%, per age strata, Red/Green) 2.2/0.06 10.5/0.90 21.2/2.9 <  0.001