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Table 2 Patient characteristics, dispatch category, and final diagnosis for the three periods and overall

From: Training emergency services’ dispatchers to recognise stroke: an interrupted time-series analysis

  Pre (N=174) During (N=116) Post (N=174) Overall (N=464)
Median age years (IQR) 76 (65–82) 74.5 (61–84) 75 (62–83) 75 (62–83)
Female (%) 81/174 (46.6) 63/116 (54.3) 97/174 (55.7) 241/464 (51.9)
Dispatched as stroke (%) (all diagnoses) 134/168 (79.8) 105/111 (94.6) 159/171 (93.0) 398/450 (88.4)
Final Diagnosis of stroke (%) 98/162 (60.5) 53/106 (50.0) 62/159 (39.0) 213/427 (49.9)
  1. Denominator varies by row due to missing data.