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Table 1 Characterization of patients with hypoglycaemia examined by the PH (n 37) and in the ED (n 59)

From: Severe hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients in Pre-hospital and Emergency Department care: a cross-sectional survey

  Pre-hospital Emergency Unit Emergency Department
Age (years) Mean ± SD: 60.7 ± 18.36
Min–max: 27–84
> 65 years: 19 (51.3%)
Mean ± SD: 68.0 ± 15.26
Min–max: 23–93
> 65 years: 39 (66.1%)
Gender Men: 10 (27.0%)
Women: 26 (72.3%)
Missing: 1
Men: 28 (47.5%)
Women: 31 (52.5%)
Type of diabetes mellitus DM1: 11 (35.5%)
DM2: 20 (64.5%)
Missing: 6
DM1: 5 (8.5%)
DM2: 48 (81.4%)
Other: 6 (10.2%)
Diabetes duration (years) 19.1 ± 8.37
Min–max: 10–30
16.2 ± 10.25
Min–max: 0–37
History of diabetes complications Yes: 35 (59.3%)
No: 24 (40.7%)
History of severe hypoglycaemia Yes: 8
Missing: 29
Yes: 12 (20.3%)
No: 47 (79.7%)
Antidiabetic agents Only OA: 5 (26.3%)
Only insulin: 9 (47.4%)
OA plus insulin: 5 (26.3%)
Missing: 18
Only OA: 20 (33.9%)
Only insulin: 30 (50.8%)
OA plus Insulin: 9 (15.2%)
  1. OA oral agents, DM1 type 1 diabetes mellitus, DM2 type 2 diabetes mellitus, DM3 other causes of diabetes mellitus