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Table 1 Frequencies and percentages of chest pain presentations and specific non-cardiac diagnosis for each year (2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16)

From: The prevalence of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) using emergency department (ED) data: a Northern Ireland based study

Chest pain presentations and corresponding diagnoses Year(s) Total
2013/14 (N = 59,244) 2014/15 (N = 58,123) 2015/16 (N = 63,122) 2013-2016 (N = 180, 489)
Presenting with chest pain Yes N 2381 2675 3239 8295
% 4.1% 4.6% 5.1% 4.6%
No N 56,863 55,448 59,883 172,194
% 95.9% 95.4% 94.9% 95.4%
    Presenting with chest pain 2013/14 (N = 2, 381) Presenting with chest pain 2014/15 (N = 2, 675) Presenting with chest pain 2015/16 (N = 3, 239) Presenting with chest pain 2013-2016 (N = 8, 295)
Diagnosis of ‘anxiety’ within chest pain presentations Yes N 56 34 45 135
% 2.4% 1.3% 1.4% 1.6%
No N 2325 2641 3194 8160
% 97.6% 97.7% 98.6% 98.4%
Diagnosis of ‘panic’ within chest pain presentations Yes N 13 20 21 54
% 0.5% 0.75% 0.6% 0.6%
No N 2368 2655 3218 180,435
% 99.5% 99.25% 99.4% 99.4%
Diagnosis ‘Chest pain of unknown cause’ within chest pain presentations Yes N 804 1049 1303 3156
% 33.8% 39.2% 40.2% 38%
No N 1577 1626 1936 5139
% 66.2% 60.8% 59.8% 62%