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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of patients visiting emergency department shock room

From: Retrospective study of the incidence of unstable and shock patients presenting to the emergency room

  Period P value
  I II
Nov 1999-Jul 2000 (N = 277) Nov 2007-Jul 2008 (N = 140)
  N % N %
Gender      
Male 146 52.7% 80 57.1%  
Female 131 47.3% 60 42.9% 0.225
  277   140   
Age      
Mean ± Std 69.5 ± 17.1 63.8 ± 20.4  
Range 0-95 3-97 0.003
  277   140   
Living place      
Bedouin encampments 18 6.6% 22 16.3% 0.004
City 235 85.8% 98 72.6%
Other 21 7.7% 15 11.1%
  274 (mis = 3) 135 (mis = 5)
Nationality      
Jews 226 92.2% 98 79.0%  
Other 19 7.8% 26 21.0% 0.0004
  245 (mis = 32) 124 (mis = 16)