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Table 5 Differences in study patient characteristics between age groups

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

  <28 days 1–5 years 5–18 years >18 years
N (%) 36 (2.8) 86 (6.8) 174 (13.7) 971 (76.6)
Male gender (n/%) 22 (61.1) 43 (50) 115 (66.1) 510 (52.5)
Diagnostic categories (n/%)
Trauma 0 23 (26.7) 70 (40.2) 232 (23.9)
Surgical (non-trauma) 4 (11.1) 16 (18.6) 54 (31) 171 (17.6)
Medical 1 (2.8) 2 (2.3) 8 (4.6) 215 (22.1)
Neurological 8 (22.2) 4 (4.7) 12 (6.9) 96 (9.9)
Infection 14 (38.9) 22 (25.6) 12 (6.9) 32 (3.3)
obstetrical 0 0 0 17 (1.8)
other 9 (25) 19 (22.1) 18 (10.3) 208 (21.4)
Transfer to level II hospital (n/%) 14 (38.9) 27 (31.4) 94 (54) 395 (40.7)
Length of hospital stay (days) 7 (1–10) 7 (1–7) 7 (4.25–8) 7 (1–10)
Hospital mortality (n/%) 1 (2.8) 3 (3.5) 0 37 (3.8)
Cause of death (n/%)
Respiratory failure 1 (100) 1 (33.3) 0 10 (27)
Shock 0 2 (66.7) 0 9 (24.3)
coma 0 0 0 8 (21.6)
Multiple organ dysfunction 0 0 0 8 (21.6)
Not given 0 0 0 2 (5.4)
  1. Data are given as median values with interquartile ranges, if not otherwise indicated