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Table 1 Summary characteristics of home cases (n = 3388) compared to Irish population (n = 4,588,252, Irish census 2011 [12] )

From: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the home: Can area characteristics identify at-risk communities in the Republic of Ireland?

  Home cases Irish population
Age in years [median (IQR)] 68 (55–78) 36*
Age 65 + years n (%) 1978 (58.2%) 535,393 (11.7%)
Male n (%) 2243 (66.0%) 2,272,699 (49.5%)
Number of EDs 1512 (44.3%) 3409 (100%)
Urbanrural classification of EDs
City n (%) 395 (26.1%) 478 (14.0%)
Town n (%) 253 (16.7%) 293 (8.6%)
Village n (%) 177 (11.7%) 266 (7.8%)
Rural n (%) 687 (45.4%) 2372 (69.6%)
Average proportion of people self-reporting bad or very bad health in each ED (SD) 1.6% (1.4%) 1.4% (0.83%)
Average SAHRU deprivation score in each ED (SD) 0.4 (2.0) 0.0 (1.6)
  1. IQR Interquartile range; EDs Electoral divisions; SAHRU small area health research unit
  2. *Interquartile range not available