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Table 2 Demographic and clinical data of the study population

From: Management of potentially life-threatening emergencies at 74 primary level hospitals in Mongolia: results of a prospective, observational multicenter study

n 1267
Age (years) 34 (18–53)
Male gender (n/%) 690 (54.4)
Diagnostic categories (n/%)
Trauma 325 (25.7)
Surgical (non-trauma) 245 (19.3)
Medical 226 (17.8)
Neurological 120 (9.5)
Infection 80 (6.3)
Obstetrical 17 (1.3)
Other 254 (20)
Modified Early Warning Score (pts) 3 (2–5)
South African Trauma Score (pts) 1 (1–2)
Need for emergency surgery (n/%) 132 (10.4)
Transfer to level II hospital (n/%) 530 (41.8)
Reason for not transferring (n/%)
Condition manageable at primary level hospital 657 (89.1)
Physician at secondary level hospital discouraged transfer 26 (3.5)
Patient too unstable 23 (3.1)
Transport not possible 21 (2.8)
Family disagreed 10 (1.4)
Length of hospital stay (days) 5 (1–8)
Hospital mortality (n/%) 41 (3.2)
Cause of death (n/%)
Respiratory failure 12 (29.3)
Shock 11 (26.8)
Coma 8 (19.5)
Multiple organ dysfunction 8 (19.5)
Not given 2 (4.9)
  1. Data are given as median values with interquartile ranges, if not otherwise indicated