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Table 2 Association between structural factors and the pre-hospital assessment of non-specific complaint (NSC) compared to a gender- and age-matched control group with specific assessments admitted to Södersjukhuset’s Emergency Department during 2012

From: Non-specific complaints in the ambulance; predisposing structural factors

  Pre-hospital assessment NSC number (%) N = 493 Pre-hospital specific assessment Number (%) N = 493 Univariate odds ratio (95 % CI) Multivariate odds ratio (95 % CI)a
Time of the day     
Day 450 (91) 372 (75) 3.56 (2.45–5.17) 3.47 (2.37–5.08)
Emergency Medical Communication Centre priority   
Low 182 (37) 86 (17) 2.78 (2.07–3.74) 1.97 (1.38–2.79)
Emergency Medical Service priority   
Low 284 (58) 192 (39) 2.18 (1.69–2.82) 1.66 (1.23–2.25)
  1. aMultivariable logistic regression model including time of day, Emergency Medical Communication Centre priority and Emergency Medical Service priority