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Table 3 Comparison of demographics and baseline clinical data between the EHSS establishment group and the EHSS verification group

From: Establishment and effectiveness evaluation of a scoring system for exertional heat stroke by retrospective analysis

Variables Total (n = 170) EHSS establishment group (n = 90) EHSS verification group (n = 80) P
Male/Female 156/14 84/6 72/8 0.430
Age [year, M(Q)] 22 (20–31) 22 (19–32) 24 (20–30) 0.598
APACHE II score (x ± s) 22.4 ± 8.1 23.5 ± 8.6 21.2 ± 7.3 0.066
Vasoactive drugs [n(%)] 54 (31.8) 25 (27.8) 29 (36.3) 0.236
Cooling effect [n(%)] 67 (39.4) 32 (35.5) 35 (43.8) 0.275
Death [n(%)] 39 (22.9) 21 (23.3) 18 (22.5) 0.897
  1. EHSS. Exertional Heat Stroke Score; APACHE II. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score; Cooling effect. Core body temperature dropped to 38.5 °C within 2 h after EHS onset