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Table 5 Comparison of pre-hospital timea according to referral hospital access variables

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

Variable N (%) Median (ITQ) p value
Form of first medical contact
 Telephone 10 (22) 78 (39–242) 0.17
 Direct 35 (78) 220 (100–422)  
Transport to first medical service
 Own vehicle 36 (76) 231 (105–421) 0.62
 Ambulance 11 (24) 75 (39–406)  
Intermediate care unit
 Yes 43 (91) 220 (90–422) 0.0085
 No 4 (9) 30 (0–75)  
  1. ITQ interquartile range
  2. aminutes
  3. Mann-Whitney test