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Table 1 Death and response rate in relation to patient characteristics

From: Health utility after emergency medical admission: a cross-sectional survey

  N Death rate n (%) Response rate* n (%) P-value for response rate*
   Overall 5760 541 (9.4%) 2487 (47.7%)  
Gender     0.400
   Females 2995 279 (9.3%) 1273 (46.9%)  
   Males 2710 255 (9.4%) 1193 (48.6%)  
Age     < 0.001
   Under 30 355 2 (0.6%) 108 (30.6%)  
   30-39 368 4 (1.1%) 117 (32.1%)  
   40-49 504 4 (0.8%) 200 (40.0%)  
   50-59 516 19 (3.7%) 258 (51.9%)  
   60-69 823 69 (8.4%) 440 (58.4%)  
   70-79 1301 137 (10.5%) 636 (54.6%)  
   80-89 1441 219 (15.2%) 594 (48.6%)  
   90 or above 422 82 (19.4%) 122 (35.9%)  
Centre     < 0.001
   Barnsley 1673 127 (7.6%) 779 (50.4%)  
   Rotherham 1660 188 (11.3%) 733 (49.8%)  
   Sheffield 2427 226 (9.3%) 975 (44.3%)  
Hospital admission within the last 30 days     0.007
   Yes 879 93 (10.6%) 361 (45.9%)  
   No 2734 259 (9.5%) 1138 (46.0%)  
   Unknown 2147 189 (8.8%) 988 (50.5%)  
ICD-10 code**     < 0.001
   Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 118 24 (20.3%) 47 (50.0%)  
   Diseases of the circulatory system 1074 148 (13.8%) 506 (54.6%)  
   Diseases of the digestive system 530 29 (5.5%) 228 (45.5%)  
   Diseases of the genitourinary system 296 22 (7.4%) 114 (41.6%)  
   Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 114 1 (0.9%) 59 (52.2%)  
   Diseases of the nervous system 180 6 (3.3%) 94 (54.0%)  
   Diseases of the respiratory system 1060 174 (16.4%) 451 (50.9%)  
   Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 50 4 (8.0%) 12 (26.1%)  
   Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 96 4 (4.2%) 32 (34.8%)  
   Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 845 47 (5.6%) 339 (42.5%)  
   Mental and behavioural disorders 120 4 (3.3%) 42 (36.2%)  
   Neoplasms 110 46 (41.8%) 23 (35.9%)  
   Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 1088 24 (2.2%) 508 (47.7%)  
   Other 60 2 (3.3%) 29 (50.0%)  
   Unknown 19 6 (31.6%) 3 (23.1%)  
History of chronic respiratory disease 746 96 (12.9%) 359 (55.2%) < 0.001
History of heart disease 1902 211 (11.1%) 898 (53.1%) < 0.001
History of active malignancy 266 84 (31.6%) 86 (47.3%) 0.91
History of asthma 661 44 (6.7%) 291 (47.2%) 0.792
History of diabetes 896 79 (8.8%) 399 (48.8%) 0.464
History of epilepsy 235 18 (7.7%) 94 (43.3%) 0.192
On warfarin therapy 319 33 (10.3%) 180 (62.9%) < 0.001
On steroid therapy 296 44 (14.9%) 146 (57.9%) < 0.001
  1. * excluding deaths within 30 days
  2. **primary discharge diagnosis