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Table 1 Baseline participant characteristics

From: Determination of oxygen saturation compared to a prescribed target range using continuous pulse oximetry in acutely unwell medical patients

Characteristic N = 80 Mean (SD)
Age (years) 72.2 (12.7)
Characteristic N/80 (%)
Female sex 39 (48.8)
Ethnicity N/80 (%)
European 59 (73.8)
Pacific Peoples 10 (12.5)
Māori 7 (8.8)
Other 1 (1.3)
Primary reason for oxygen requirement N/80 (%)
Heart failure 27 (33.8)
Pneumonia 19 (23.8)
Acute exacerbation of COPD 8 (10)
Pulmonary embolism 6 (7.5)
Pulmonary hypertension 4 (5.0)
Acute coronary syndrome 3 (3.8)
Interstitial lung disease 2 (2.5)
Lung cancer 2 (2.5)
Pleural effusion 2 (2.5)
Renal failure 2 (2.5)
Sepsis 2 (2.5)
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome 1 (1.3)
Pneumothorax 1 (1.3)
Atelectasis 1 (1.3)
High dependency area N/80 (%)
Yes 20 (25)
No 60 (75)