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Table 1 Characteristics and main diagnoses in the study patients

From: Triage using a self-assessment questionnaire to detect potentially life-threatening emergencies in gynecology

  Overall population N = 516 PLTE N = 145 Other N = 371
Age in years, mean ± SD 31.6 ± 7.7 30.7 ± 7.9 31.9 ± 7.6
Gravidity, median [range] 2 [0–11] 2 [0–9] 2 [0–11]
Parity, median [range] 1 [0–7] 1 [0–4] 1 [0–7]
Contraception, n/N (%) 136/504 (27.0) 40/141 (28.4) 96/363 (26.5)
NRS pain score at admission, mean ± SD 6.4 ± 2.7 6.8 ± 2.7 6.2 ± 2.7*
Diagnosis    
Ectopic pregnancy, n (%) 148 (28.7) 77 (53.1) 71 (19.1)
Pelvic inflammatory disease, n (%) 73 (14.1) 25 (17.2) 48 (12.9)
Uncomplicated ovarian cyst, n (%) 70 (13.6) NA 70 (18.9)
Adnexal torsion, n (%) 31 (6.0) 31 (21.4) NA
Appendicitis, n (%) 6 (1.2) 6 (4.1) NA
Ruptured cyst with hemoperitoneum > 300 mL, n (%) 5 (1.0) 5 (3.5) NA
Miscarriage, n (%) 79 (15.3) NA 79 (21.3)
Myoma necrobiosis, n (%) 15 (2.9) NA 15 (4.0)
Urologic disease, n (%) 10 (1.9) NA 10 (2.7)
Ovarian hyperstimulation, n (%) 7 (1.4) NA 7 (1.9)
Other diagnosis, n (%) 72 (13.9) 1 (0.7)‡ 71 (19.1)
  1. PLTE, potentially life-threatening emergencies; NRS, numerical rating scale for pain severity; NA, not applicable; SD, standard deviation.
  2. *P < 0.05, Student’s t test; ‡Intestinal obstruction.
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