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Table 3 Characteristics of EMS operation based on regions

From: Prehospital time of suspected stroke patients treated by emergency medical service: a nationwide study in Thailand

Characteristics Regions P value Holm P value
North North-East West Middle East South Bangkok
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Phone triage
 Emergency 2126 (55.6) 5759 (33.3) 1347 (47.8) 5266 (67.7) 1436 (58.9) 3273 (47.8) 1639 (85.1) < 0.001 0.009
 Urgency 1701 (44.4) 11,532 (66.7) 1473 (52.2) 2512 (32.3) 1003 (41.1) 3568 (52.2) 286 (14.9)   
Levels
 ALS 1883 (49.2) 5204 (30.1) 1520 (53.9) 5085 (65.4) 1411 (57.9) 2674 (39.1) 1618 (84.1) < 0.001 0.019
 ILS and BLS 642 (16.8) 2733 (15.8) 657 (23.3) 1038 (13.3) 94 (3.9) 1582 (23.1) 307 (15.9)   
 FR 1302 (34) 9354 (54.1) 643 (22.8) 1655 (21.3) 934 (38.3) 2585 (37.8) 0   
  1. ALS advanced life support, BLS basic life support, FR first responder, ILS intermediate life support