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Table 1 Comparison of patient delay timea according to socioeconomic and clinical variables

From: Symptoms awareness, emergency medical service utilization and hospital transfer delay in myocardial infarction

Variable N (%) Median patient delay time (ITQ) p value
Gender
 Female 18 (36) 35 (25–70) 0.10
 Male 32 (64) 70 (30–150)  
Age
  < 65 years 37 (74) 57 (30–145) 0.86
  ≥ 65 years 13 (26) 45 (30–105)  
Monthly income
  ≤ 3 minimum wages 22 (48) 55 (27–157) 0.35
  < 3 minimum wages 24 (52) 40 (30–105)  
Education
 Primary 35 (73) 45 (30–140) 0.99
 Secondary 13 (27) 35 (20–120)  
Pain severity
  ≤ 6 43 (91) 105 (20–525) 0.66
  > 6 4 (9) 45 (30–135)  
Number of risk factors
  < 2 20 (40) 42 (30–112) 0.49
  ≥ 2 30 (60) 70 (30–141)  
  1. ITQ interquartile range
  2. Mann-Whitney test
  3. aminutes