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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the Study Population

From: Emergency department documentation templates: variability in template selection and association with physical examination and test ordering in dizziness presentations

  Population receiving a template
with a head CT item (n = 1,036)
Population receiving a template
without a head CT item (n = 449)
Population receiving a template
with a nystagmus item (n = 872)
Population receiving a template
without nystagmus item (n = 613)
Age, mean ± SD, y 53.9 ± 19.4 44.8 ± 18.4 54.5 ± 19.0 46.4 ± 19.4
Female (%) 64.9% 67.3% 65.1% 66.2%
Race-ethnicity (%)     
   Non-Hispanic White 26.2% 27.2% 26.7% 26.1%
   Mexican American 67.3% 67.9% 67.3% 67.7%
   Other or unknown 6.6% 4.9% 6.0% 6.2%
Insurance, any (%) 79.0% 69.5% 80.0% 70.6%
Dizziness Presentation     
   Accompaniment 14.0% 73.1% 5.4% 69.5%
   Acute Severe 45.0% 16.3% 48.4% 19.1%
   Recurrent Positional 7.6% 2.2% 8.6% 2.3%
   Recurrent Spontaneous 27.0% 6.0% 30.5% 6.7%
   Subacute to Chronic 6.4% 2.5% 7.1% 2.5%
Dizziness Symptom     
   Lightheaded or other 23.1% 12.7% 24.1% 14.0%
   Dizziness NOS 20.2% 79.5% 13.3% 73.4%
   Imbalance 15.4% 1.3% 15.7% 4.7%
   Vertigo 41.3% 6.5% 46.9% 7.8%
Number of medical symptoms     
   0 - 1 5.9% 13.6% 4.9% 13.0%
   2 17.6% 24.9% 17.3% 23.3%
   3 23.4% 25.8% 22.6% 26.3%
   4 20.5% 19.6% 21.8% 17.9%
   ≥5 32.7% 16.0% 33.4% 19.6%
Number of neurological symptoms or signs     
   0 66.3% 82.6% 73.5% 68.2%
   1 26.9% 14.5% 22.0% 24.8%
   ≥2 6.7% 2.9% 4.5% 7.0%
Number of stroke risk factors     
   0 30.8% 37.2% 29.5% 37.4%
   1 31.9% 33.4% 32.9% 31.5%
   2 19.7% 18.7% 19.6% 18.8%
   ≥3 17.7% 10.7% 17.8% 12.4%
  1. Abbreviations: CT, Computerized tomography; NOS, not otherwise specified.