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Table 1 Characteristics of the population having requested PEMS intervention between 2001–2010 (numbers and percentages)

From: Trends of pre-hospital emergency medical services activity over 10 years: a population-based registry analysis

Variables 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Primary interventions 21722 21753 23225 23510 24630 25048 26170 27376 27603 28697
Nb/1000 inhabitants 34 34 36 35 37 37 38 39 38 39
SMUR interventions 5865 6431 7230 6634 6724 6611 6452 6024 6090 6453
Nb/1000 inhabitants 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 8 8 9
Age (years)           
<16 1394 (6.6) 1383 (6.5) 1322 (5.9) 1218 (5.4) 1274 (5.4) 1308 (5.4) 1353 (5.3) 1340 (5.1) 1635 (6.1) 1565 (5.6)
17-49 7108 (33.5) 7162 (33.8) 7591 (33.6) 7625 (33.5) 7828 (32.9) 7877 (32.5) 8293 (32.7) 8357 (31.5) 8475 (31.7) 8547 (30.9)
50-79 7635 (36.0) 7474 (35.2) 7650 (33.8) 7636 (33.9) 7994 (33.6) 8139 (33.4) 8571 (33.6) 9032 (34.0) 9303 (34.7) 9653 (34.6)
> = 80 5076 (23.9) 5179 (24.4) 6047 (26.7) 6281 (27.6) 6706 (28.2) 6972 (28.7) 7202 (28.3) 7807 (29.4) 7359 (27.5) 8039 (28.9)
Male gender 10460 (49.4) 10603 (50.0) 11344 (50.2) 11331 (49.8) 11540 (48.5) 12053 (49.6) 12522 (49.3) 13015 (49.1) 13317 (49.8) 13742 (49.4)
NACA Score**           
<4    18735 (82.8) 19220 (84.5) 19851 (83.4) 20344 (83.8) 21118 (83.1) 22229 (83.8) 22490 (84.0) 23469 (84.4)
4-6    3429 (15.2) 3108 (13.7) 3485 (14.6) 3487 (14.4) 3853 (15.2) 3853 (14.5) 3786 (14.1) 3877 (13.9)
7    470 (2.1) 437 (1.9) 468 (2.0) 465 (1.9) 451 (1.8) 457 (1.7) 498 (1.9) 460 (1.7)
  1. PEMS: prehospital emergency medical services; SMUR: emergency physicians sent simultaneously onsite;
  2. **The NACA Score is divided into 7 categories: NACA 0 (no injury), 1 (slight injury, no medical intervention required), 2 (light-to-moderately heavy injury, ambulatory medical clarification necessary), 3 (heavy, but not life-threatening injury or illness, stationary treatment necessary, and frequently also local emergency medical measures), 4 (heavy injury, for which the short-term development of a life threat cannot be excluded), 5 (acute lethal danger), 6 (resuscitation), 7 (death).