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Scottish Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest data linkage project: 2018-2019 results

Published: 21 Jan 2020

Report presenting the latest results of the Scottish out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data linkage project.

Scottish Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest data linkage project: 2018-2019 results
Patient characteristics

Patient characteristics

Table 1 demonstrates the stability of baseline characteristics of patients with worked OHCA since 2011/12. The average (mean) age of patients in 2018/19 was 66 years compared with 68 years in 2011/12, while the percentage of males was 64% in 2018/19 compared to 63% in 2011/12. The percentage of OHCA occurring in each of the SIMD quintiles has also remained similar with 15% of arrests occurring in SIMD 5 (least deprived) in 2018/19 compared with 26% in SIMD 1 (most deprived).

Table 1: Baseline characteristics of worked OHCA cases

Period 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Age
(SD)
67.5 (17.8) 67.8 (17.7) 66.3 (17.7) 68.0 (17.6) 67.7 (17.0) 66.1 (18.2) 66.4 (17.7) 65.8 (17.8)
Males %

(missing)
62.7

(0)
62.9

(3)
63.2

(195)
61.9

(5)
62.1

(7)
63.3

(4)
64.3

(4)
64.1

(11)
SIMD %

1

2

3

4

5

(missing)
27.1

25.5

17.8

15.1

14.5

(28)
26.9

25.1

18.8

15.7

13.5

(37)
27.2

23.3

19.2

16.8

13.4

(236)
26.3

25.3

19.3

15.0

14.1

(79)
27.0

24.1

18.2

15.9

14.8

(89)
27.8

22.9

17.4

18.5

13.4

(146)
26.4

22.9

19.0

18.0

13.6

(239)
26.1

24.2

18.1

16.6

14.9

(263)

Table 1 shows the baseline characteristics of worked OHCA cases by the SAS each year between 2011/12 and 2018/19.


Contact

Email: SWStat@gov.scot