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Table 3 Comparison of patient delay timea according to reported cognitive response

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

Cognitive response N (%) Median patient delay time (ITQ) p value
Told a family member
 Yes 19 (38) 45 (30–120) 0.67
 No 30 (62) 50 (30–180)  
Was scared
 Yes 13 (27) 40 (20–120) 0.26
 No 34 (73) 52 (30–150)  
Didn’t think it was serious
 Yes 11 (22) 150 (70–180) 0.024
 No 38 (78) 40 (30–120)  
Didn’t think it lasted long
 Yes 9 (19) 40 (30–60) 0.42
 No 38 (81) 57 (30–141)  
It had occurred before and always passed
 Yes 3 (6) 10 (10–45) 0.087
 No 46 (94) 57 (30–141)  
Didn’t know it was important to seek help
 Yes 2 (4) 135 (120–150) 0.83
 No 47 (96) 45 (30–140)  
  1. ITQ interquartile range
  2. Mann-Whitney test
  3. aminutes